US President brought to safety by Secret Service: plane entered restricted zone

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Created: 06/05/2022, 2:11 p.m

Von: Astrid Theil


Joe Biden had to be brought to safety by the Secret Service on Saturday (June 5). (Archive photo) © IMAGO/Yuri Gripas

On Saturday, a private plane entered the restricted airspace around the current whereabouts of the US President. In the meantime, he had to be brought to safety by the Secret Service.

Washington – US President Joe Biden had to be brought to safety on Saturday (June 4th). The reason was the intrusion of a private plane into the restricted airspace around the current whereabouts of the President in the US state of Delaware.

A Secret Service representative responsible for the Protection of the President responsible, but emphasized that there was never a “significant threat” to Biden. A spokesman for the agency said the plane accidentally entered the airspace over Rehoboth, Delaware, on Saturday afternoon (local time) and was “immediately escorted out.”

Joe Biden: Private plane investigated in restricted area of ​​fighter jets

Two F-15 fighter jets and an MH-65 helicopter were dispatched to examine the plane, a Cessna 172 plane that was not communicating with air traffic controllers and was not on a flight plan, the North American Aerospace Defense Command said in a statement. NORAD aircraft intercepted the plane off the coast of Cape May, and it shortly afterwards landed at a nearby airport.

Chuck Snyder, Rehoboth Beach Fire Chief, said opposite NBC Newsthat Joe Biden and his wife were taken to a local fire station on Rehoboth Avenue after the plane entered the restricted area and remained there until the situation was resolved.

Secret Service: Joe and Jill Biden meanwhile brought to safety

According to the first results of the investigation, the pilot of the private aircraft did not set the radio correctly and also did not comply with the previously published airspace restriction. This shared the Secret Service with. Agents of the authority would question the pilot, it said. Biden stayed at his beach house in the coastal town of Rehoboth Beach, in his home state of Delaware, over the weekend. He and his wife Jill Biden returned to the house after the situation had been clarified.

The Secret Service usually arranges for the establishment of a temporary airspace closure for the President’s whereabouts outside of Washington via the FAA, which is publicly communicated. According to US media, US military fighter jets or Coast Guard helicopters are used to enforce airspace regulations, which often include a larger restricted area and a smaller completely closed area. (at/dpa)

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