Biden Family Evacuated as Careless Pilot flys over Restricted Airspace
He veered of course and also didn’t have his radio adjusted to the same frequency…
One pilot made a mistake he probably won’t hear the end of as a small private airplane flew into restricted airspace over President Biden’s vacation home in Delaware. This eventually led to the President being evacuated along with the First Lady, Jill.
There are currently no threats to either Joe or Jill and safety measures are still in place.
In a statement, the Secret Service claim the plane was escorted from the space. According to the pilot, the plane had “mistakenly entered a secured area.” It has also been found he veered off of his course and wasn’t on the same radio frequency.
The restrictions include a 10-mile radius no-fly zone contained with a 30-mile restricted zone. Also, I guess the guy never got the memo, but federal regulations require pilots to check for flight restrictions. The regulations also make pilots check their route before taking off. This guy missed his route…
Still, accidental airspace breaches, particularly around temporary restricted zones, are common.
Planes in the restricted area are caught by military personnel and flown back to airfields near by where aircrews are interviewed by law enforcement and face potential criminal or civil penalties.