Florida: F-15s scramble to intercept unresponsive aircraft over restricted airspace

When there is restricted airspace involving the President of the United States and an unresponsive aircraft enters it, You can expect Air Force F-15s to beat feet for an interception. That happened in West Palm Beach when interceptors from Homestead AFB scrambled to protect President Trump’s Mar-a-Largo. The supersonic fighters shook the area with their sonic booms. 

As Written, Reported and Seen First on Fox News:

Two F-15s caused a ‘sonic boom’ as they raced from their base in Homestead, Fla., Friday to intercept an unresponsive general aviation aircraft that flew near Palm Beach during a stay by President Trump at Mar-a-Lago.

The jets flew at supersonic speeds and residents were startled by the loud boom, the North American Aerospace Defense Command, NORAD, said in a statement. The two fighters were able to establish communication with the aircraft. This incident occured at about 7 p.m. ET.  No further details were immediately available.

“The intent of military intercepts is to have the identified aircraft re-establish communications with local FAA air traffic controllers and instruct the pilot to follow air traffic controllers’ instructions to land safely for follow-on action,” the statement read…..

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