The small plane was three minutes away. But PLANNING was supposed to take care of this.
It just goes to show you we still have security issues. Nothing wrong with acknowledging it. Just adjust things, and move forward.
But please don't try and justify not telling the President of the united states that an unidentified plane has violated White House protected air space, and is three minutes away, one hour after it happened.
Don't really understand the Barbara Boxer inference.
As for a being a liberal alarmist. Don't think so. But I bet "MJY1288" thinks all things are under control in the southern border with Mexico. INS: "Staffers and teams are in place. Every thing is in order. Only 10 thousand a day are passing undetected. No need to let the President know."
(ha ha. hooo boy.) give me a break.
I am 15 miles north from the largest border crossing
in the world. I have seen what has happened mainly
the 8 yrs Clinton was prez. To bad you folks didn't
say something then.
Good Luck, but I'm not buying your hysteria
BTW NEWBIE, If you're gonna use my comment in a response you post, have the common coutesy of including me to the ping list
Hundreds of incursions per year
Incursions into the restricted space are common. NORAD officials said there are typically two or three incursions a day, usually by pilots not familiar with the restrictions or who stray from their intended flight paths.
The most notable incident occurred during President Reagan's funeral activities last summer when a jet carrying Kentucky Gov. Ernie Fletcher entered the airspace with a broken transponder, prompting the evacuation of the U.S. Capitol.
Following the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, the government severely restricted air traffic in the region. It established an Air Defense Identification Zone -- an area consisting of a 30-mile diameter circle around Reagan Washington National Airport and 22-mile circles around Dulles and Baltimore-Washington international airports.
Pilots in the airspace must communicate with air traffic controllers, transmit a four-digit identifier with their transponders and take other measures to let controllers know their identity and intentions.
Restrictions are more severe in a 15.75-mile inner circle called the Flight Restricted Zone.
Tulsa, you might want to cool your jets. IMOHO. There are too many assumptions going around here. Not knowing the facts, is a dangerous course. IMOHO