FAA says nearly a dozen planes violated airspace around Mar-a-Lago

Fighter jet Mar-a-Lago

During President Donald Trump’s holiday visit to Mar-a-Lago, the Federal Aviation Administration says they found eleven planes violating the airspace.

At 4:24 p.m. on Sunday, two F-16 fighter jets deployed and intercepted a private plane that veered into restricted airspace. The plane was about 29 nautical miles from Palm Beach, according to Michael Kucharek, a spokesman for the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD).

The fighter jets, which are based at Homestead Air Reserve Station, escorted it to the North Palm Beach County Airport near Palm Beach Gardens.

Sunday’s incident was the only time military jets intercepted a plane during Trump’s visit to his Palm Beach estate, Mar-a-Lago, from December 22 to January 1, as disclosed by NORAD.



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