The New York Post: Fighter jet intercepts small plane near Trump’s golf club

The New York Post: Fighter jet intercepts small plane near Trump’s golf club

A U.S. Air Force fighter jet on Saturday intercepted a small plane entering the “no-fly” space near President Donald Trump’s private golf club in New Jersey, the White House confirmed on Sunday.

A statement from spokeswoman Lindsay Walters said the “low wing general aviation aircraft” was detected around 12:30 p.m. Saturday and an F-16 intercepted the plane and escorted it from restricted airspace.

“The aircraft was met upon landing at Sky Manor airport in Pittstown, N . J ., and the pilot interviewed by law enforcement and deemed a non-threat,” the statement said.

Trump and first lady Melania Trump were spending the weekend at his Bedminster golf course before returning to the White House later Sunday.

The Associated Press reported that a plane “without proper clearances or communications” entered the restricted zone before being intercepted on Saturday.

This report originally appeared on NYPost.com.

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