F-16s intercept single-engine plane in Denver area

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) -- A single-engine plane that entered a temporary no-fly zone in the Denver area has landed without incident after the military scrambled two F-16s to intercept it.

North American Aerospace Defense Command, or NORAD, says the plane was out of radio communications around 12:30 p.m. Thursday after entering the no-fly zone.

NORAD directed two fighter jets to intercept it. The Cessna was directed to land at Centennial Airport south of Denver where it was met by law-enforcement officers.

The plane was intercepted as President Barack Obama visited the Denver area. He spoke in Golden, west of Denver, around 11 a.m. Thursday but didn't fly out from Buckley Air Force Base in Aurora until a few hours later.

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