According to news reports, the pilot whose plane prompted the emergency evacuation of President Joe Biden on Saturday was not following a flight plan at the time of the incident, officials said.
According to CBS, the president and first lady, Jill Biden, were rushed to a fire station shortly after 1 p.m. when a small, white private plane was spotted above Biden’s beach house.
Due to the fact that Biden was on vacation in Delaware, the airspace above his Rehoboth Beach residence was restricted for the duration of his stay.
A White House official told pooler DJ Judd that President Biden and the First Lady were evacuated from their beach home in Rehoboth Beach after a private plane entered restricted airspace.
President Biden and the First Lady were evacuated from their beach home in Rehoboth Beach, after a private plane entered restricted airspace, a White House official told pooler @DJJudd
Officers shut down one side of the street downtown while Biden was in secure location pic.twitter.com/r4jbs4RyYb
— Jasmine Wright (@JasJWright) June 4, 2022
The North American Aerospace Defense Command said the Cessna 172 aircraft was not following a flight plan, according to NBC.
NORAD further said that the pilot of the plan was not in radio contact with any air traffic controllers, NBC reported.
More on this story via The Western Journal:
Two F-15 fighter jets and an MH-65 helicopter were sent aloft, according to NBC.
The jets made visual contact with the plane and escorted it out of the restricted airspace.
The jets stayed with the plane until it landed at a local airport.
According to CBS, the plane landed at 1:11 p.m., roughly 20 minutes after it was spotted.
One Twitter user compared the situation to the mainstream media’s scathing reaction to then-President Donald Trump moving briefly into a White House bunker as a mob of protesters gathered outside the building in May 2020. Read more here…