Breaking News

Argentina Didn't Reach an Agreement With Holdouts: Mediator
Tweet TWEET

Fighter Jets Intercept Plane Flying Near Obama L.A. Event

U.S. fighter jets intercepted a small private plane near Los Angeles after it entered airspace closed for a visit by President Barack Obama, according to a North American Aerospace Defense Command statement.

The Piper PA-28 plane landed at 9:50 a.m. local time, about five minutes after two F-16s flew alongside it, NORAD said on its website. The single-engine plane landed at El Monte Airport near Los Angeles, Ian Gregor, a spokesman for the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration, said in a phone interview.

To contact the reporter on this story: Alan Levin in Washington at alevin24@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Bernard Kohn at bkohn2@bloomberg.net

Bloomberg reserves the right to remove comments but is under no obligation to do so, or to explain individual moderation decisions.

Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus.