NORAD jets intercept helicopter violating R.I. air space during Obama visit

Providence Journal – by Donital Naylor

Jets from NORAD, the North American Aerospace Defense Command, intercepted a helicopter in a temporary flight-restricted area over Rhode Island during President Obama’s visit Friday morning, federal officials confirmed.

Two F-15 jets flew out of Barnes Air National Guard base in Westfield, Mass., to intercept the helicopter, said Army Maj. Beth Smith, NORAD Northern Command spokesperson.  

Asked how two jets can intercept a helicopter and cause it to land, she said, “Suffice it to say that NORAD does these routinely. In the incident this morning,” the helicopter occupants “were fully aware that they were not where they were supposed to be.”

Airspace over Rhode Island was restricted during the president’s visit, from about 9 p.m. Thursday to 1:30 p.m. Friday.

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4 thoughts on “NORAD jets intercept helicopter violating R.I. air space during Obama visit

  1. “Asked how two jets can intercept a helicopter and cause it to land, she said, “Suffice it to say that NORAD does these routinely.”
    Except on 9/11 when our government “ie Dick the dick Cheney” told them to stand down.

  2. lol JR…but I think the number is less than that.. its probably 200 million, the rest work for the government or are on EBT cards and obama phones and still think obamacare is a good thing…but you were close 🙂

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