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Fighter Jets Intercept Small Plane That Crept Into Obama's Airspace

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A pair of F-16's swooped in to intercept a small plane that flew into the restricted airspace just as President Barack Obama was trying to leave town this morning.NORAD said the fighter jets intercepted the small plane around 9:45 am and followed it until it landed about five minutes later at the El Monte airport just east of Los Angeles, according to the Associated Press.

The pilot was detained until Secret Service agents were able to take him into custody. Lt. Dan Burlingham of the El Monte Police Department told the AP that the pilot didn't mean any harm: "It appears as far as we know that it was just a mistake."

Obama was headed to Reno after hanging out with George Clooney and shooting some hoops (but not eating at Roscoe's Chicken and Waffles as far as we know).