Aviation News

February 16, 2012

Marijuana-Filled Cessna Intercepted After Flying Too Close to Air Force One

More articles by »
Written by: admin
Tags: , , , , ,
FAA diagram showing restricted areas around Los Angeles during President Obama's visit.

A small plane that flew too close to Air Force One near Los Angeles Thursday morning was intercepted and found to be carrying marijuana, according to published reports.

NORAD says it scrambled two US Air Force F-16 fighters from March Joint Air Reserve Base in Riverside County, Calif. after the Cessna 182 violated a Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) surrounding Los Angeles International Airport at around 11:30 am local time. Air Force One was on the tarmac about to depart to San Francisco with President Barack Obama onboard at the time of the incident, according to ABC News.

The Cessna was forced to land at Long Beach International Airport, where local law enforcement discovered the marijuana. There was no immediate word on the status of the pilot or the origin or destination of the plane.



About the Author

admin





 
 

 

PHOTOS: Checking Out The Performers At The MCAS Beaufort Airshow

Correspondent David Lilienthal visited the MCAS Beaufort Airshow last weekend and shares his photos with us.
by David Lilienthal
0

 
 

Photos & Video: La Guardia Circa 1947 Teaches of Airport’s Additional Runways & United DC-4 Crash

Old school LGA video gives the chance for a to learn about the crash of United Flight 521 and President Truman's Air Force One.
by Phil Derner Jr.
0

 

 
Patrick M. Byrne's Salt Lake City mugshot.

Overstock CEO Arrested At Airport Carrying Loaded Gun

Patrick Byrne, the oft-embattled CEO of Overstock.com, was arrested in Salt Lake City after TSA screeners found a gun in his carry-on.
by admin
0

 
 
Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 eskimo tail. (Photo by Alaska Airlines)

Fighter Jets Escort Alaska Airlines Plane to Seattle After Hijack Warning

Two F-15s escorted an Alaska Airlines flight to SeaTac Thursday after an anonymous caller told the FBI that a passenger could be a hijacker.
by AFP
0

 
 
The Ukaegbus in happier times (left, via NYPost.com), an overview of Newark Liberty International Airport (right).

Woman Calls In Airliner Bomb Hoax To Keep Husband From Leaving Her

Marital tip: When you falsely accuse your husband of being a terrorist, he probably isn't coming home to reconcile.
by admin
0

 




  • he was just tryin to deliver the weed to Obama, why hassle the poor guy ?