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US jet fighter intercepts plane near Trump golf course

/ 11:22 AM July 22, 2018
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A US F-16 Fighting Falcon flies during an exercise over Nevada in the US. The US military said one of its F-16s intercepted a small plane flying near President Donald Trump’s private golf course on Saturday, July 21, 2018. US AIR FORCE

BRIDGEWATER, New Jersey, United States — A U.S. Air Force fighter jet intercepted a small general aviation aircraft flying near President Donald Trump’s private golf club Saturday.

The U.S. military is announcing that an F-16 jet intercepted a plane around 12:30 p.m. Saturday flying “without proper clearances or communications” in the temporary flight restriction zone around the president’s Bedminster, N.J. golf course, where he is spending the weekend.


Continental U.S. North American Aerospace Defense Command says the intercepted aircraft landed at an airport in Pittstown, N.J. without incident, where local law enforcement met the pilot.

Trump arrived in New Jersey Friday afternoon and is scheduled to depart for Washington Sunday. There was no immediate reaction from the White House, but Trump tweeted critically several times Saturday afternoon about special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. /cbb


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