Airspace Incursion or Botched Delivery…You Decide

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Fighters Intercept Drug-Carrying Cessna Near Air Force One

 
gty obama boards air force one nt 111115 wblog Fighters Intercept Drug Carrying Cessna Near Air Force One(Image Credit: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

SAN FRANCISCO — As Air Force One sat on the tarmac at Los Angeles International Airport this morning, the North American Aerospace Defense Command scrambled two F-16 fighter jets to intercept a small private plane that had invaded the airspace.
The disturbance occurred just minutes before President Obama was scheduled to depart for San Francisco. His plane ultimately took off at 11:40 a.m. PT without incident.
The jets intercepted the general aviation plane – a Cessna 182 – just before 11:30 a.m. PT, according to a statement from NORAD.  It was soon forced to land at Long Beach Airport in California and met by local law enforcement officials and the U.S. Secret Service, agency spokesman Brian Leary told ABC News.
Agents interviewed the pilots before they were turned over to the Long Beach Police Department and arrested, an official said.
“We determined the incursion of restricted airspace was of no protective interest,” said Leary.
In other words, there was no intended threat to the president.
But the pilot was in possession of narcotics, the Secret Service said.
One law enforcement source told ABC News the plane was carrying 40 pounds of marijuana. Officials with the Long Beach Police Department did not immediately respond to ABC News’ request to confirm the type or quantity of the drugs.
President Obama landed in San Francisco after an uneventful one-hour flight at 12:40 p.m. PT. He is attending three fundraisers in the city before heading to Seattle on Friday.
~Tom in NC

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0 responses to “Airspace Incursion or Botched Delivery…You Decide

  1. I’ll bet Barry is pissed that his potential stash got ripped off.

     
  2. the drug money he takes in from Mexico and Afghanistan,just can’t wait till it all catches up with him,and it will. (all of them for that matter)

     
  3. Gadzooks! Isn’t forty lbs a lot for an over-nighter? I guess the Obamamama still has friends to see and votes to buy there….

     
  4. Barry may develop a rebellious spirit over this kind of corrective measure.

     
  5. Ha….Skippy will say law enforcement acted stupidly.

     
  6. LOL – When I first saw this on Drudge, the first thought I had was botched delivery, too.
    And that pilot is pretty stoopid, as airspace around Airforce One is always restricted, wherever it is, and flying anywhere near it with a load of dope is just begging to get busted.
    These two goobers didn’t even have the presence of mind to try and dump their load once they were discovered.
    LOL – Guess that was due to them smoking what they were delivering.
    -Dave

     
    • Yo, Dave, I gotta say that you’re right, because in my salad daze [sic] when we were that way, it was a given that one NEVER used anything while ‘on the job’, but Hey! There’s been two generations since: they have a whole world to discover and understand. If only they could discern between the Creation and the created, they’d be a LOT more content, and we’d see a LOT less unhappiness. But what do I know: I’m only a gardener toiling in the Garden…. and glad for it. It’s kept me young these 69 yrs!

       
  7. My point exactly, but you said/wrote it much more betterer. Tanx!

     

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