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President Biden rushed to a safe house as an unauthorized plane breached air space near his beach home in Delaware.

 

A file photo of US President Joe Biden speaks to the media as he returns from Wilmington, Delaware, to the White House in Washington, US, May 30, 2022. (Reuters)


A tiny private jet inadvertently entered restricted airspace near President Joe Biden's Delaware vacation home Saturday, leading the president and first wife to be briefly evacuated, according to the White House and the Secret Service.


The White House said that there was no danger to Biden or his family and that preventive precautions had been taken. Biden and his wife, Jill, returned to their Rehoboth Beach home once the situation was appraised.


According to the Secret Service, the jet was quickly escorted out of the restricted airspace after "inadvertently approaching a guarded area." According to preliminary inquiry, the pilot was not on the right radio channel and was not following published flying advice, therefore the agency stated it will interrogate him.


Prior to Biden's visit to the seaside resort, the Federal Aviation Administration issued flying limitations, as is customary for presidential excursions outside of Washington. The limitations include a no-fly zone with a 10-mile radius enclosed inside a 30-mile restricted zone.


On Twitter, a CBS News reporter reported seeing Biden driving to a Rehoboth Beach fire station. The president's entourage of reporters was not part of the motorcade.


Before taking off, pilots are required by federal laws to check for flying restrictions along their route. Accidental airspace violations are still occur, especially in temporarily prohibited zones.


US military airplanes and Coast Guard helicopters are often employed to intercept any planes that violate the president's flying restrictions. Intercepted aircraft are redirected to a nearby airport, where aircrews are investigated and may face criminal or civil fines.

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