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Fighter jet intercepts small plane in restricted airspace near Camp David presidential retreat
WASHINGTON (AP) ' A fighter jet has intercepted a small civilian airplane in restricted airspace near the presidential retreat at Camp David, Md., and escorted it to at an airport in West Virginia.
The North American Aerospace Defense Command says the Piper plane was out of radio communication when it was intercepted by an F-15E fighter at about 4:45 p.m. It was diverted to the airport in Martinsburg.
President Barack Obama was not at Camp David at the time.
He traveled by motorcade to the retreat about 70 miles northwest of Washington later after switching from his Marine One helicopter because of bad weather.