Author Topic: Plane that triggered Washington air alert in '05 does it again  (Read 5893 times)

Offline fholbert

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 WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Same plane. Different wayward pilot.

A small Cessna aircraft that flew into Washington's restricted airspace Tuesday afternoon is the same aircraft that violated Washington airspace four years ago, prompting the partial evacuations of the White House, the Capitol and the Supreme Court, records show.

Tuesday's incident happened when the plane's pilot -- a student -- flew into Washington airspace at 2:15 p.m., according to the Federal Aviation Administration and North American Aerospace Defense Command.

The plane got within 10 miles of Reagan National Airport before it was intercepted by two U.S. Coast Guard helicopters and instructed to land at an airport in Gaithersburg, Maryland. It landed without incident at 2:45 p.m.

Rest of story here: http://www.cnn.com/2009/US/08/25/dc.airspace.alert/index.html 

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Offline nbelback

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Re: Plane that triggered Washington air alert in '05 does it again
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2009, 12:25:45 AM »
For some reason that time frame on the archives in missing. the time before and after is there but not that time window.

Offline rpd

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Re: Plane that triggered Washington air alert in '05 does it again
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2009, 01:21:06 PM »
If it was a student, most likely it is a rental aircraft.  I doubt it is the same guy from '05.

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Re: Plane that triggered Washington air alert in '05 does it again
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2009, 06:03:58 PM »
For some reason that time frame on the archives in missing. the time before and after is there but not that time window.
It's funny how some comms go missing after incidents like this.