The Air Force sent two F-16s to the area around Mar-a-Lago on Sunday after a general aviation aircraft flew into space that is restricted while President Donald Trump is in Palm Beach.
The F-16s were sent at about noon to enforce the temporary flight restriction, said Air Force Sr. Master Sgt. Chuck Marsh, a NORAD spokesman. WPTV Chanel 5 first reported the incident.
Trump is visiting Mar-a-Lago for the third consecutive weekend. The Air Force also sent fighter jets from Homestead to Palm Beach County on Friday night to intercept an unresponsive aircraft flying through restricted airspace above Mar-a-Lago.
In Sunday’s incident, Marsh told The Palm Beach Post that the pilot of the non-commercial plane did not have radio communication until the F-16s got close and established communications. The Air Force pilots then told the general aviation craft to leave the restricted area.
“The pilot was very cooperative” and left immediately, Marsh said.