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Two small planes violate Obama's airspace

June 17, 2012 at 9:55 AM   |   Comments

CHICAGO, June 17 (UPI) -- The U.S. Air Force said it intercepted two private planes that strayed into restricted air space over Chicago during President Obama's visit this weekend.

An F-15 fighter jet shooed both planes out of the area without incident Saturday while the first family was in town to attend a wedding in their old neighborhood.

The civilian aircraft were first picked up on radar by the North American Aerospace Defense Command, the joint U.S.-Canadian unit that monitors air traffic over the continent. One was detected at 10:45 a.m. CDT and the other late in the afternoon.

WMAQ-TV in Chicago said the temporary flight restrictions were put into effect when the Obama's arrived in town Friday.

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