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F-16s Intercept Drug Plane in Obama's No-Fly Zone
NBC Los Angeles ^ | February 16, 2012 | NBC News

Posted on 02/16/2012 3:21:42 PM PST by Beaten Valve

A single-engine aircraft carrying drugs broke the temporary flight restriction around LAX as President Barack Obama was returning to the airport aboard Marine One, sources told NBC News.

NORAD fighter jets scrambled out of March Air Reserve Base in Riverside County and immediately surrounded the Cessna 182, escorting it to the Long Beach Airport.

"After intercepting the aircraft, the F-16s followed it until it landed without incident at approximately (11:30 p.m. PST), where the plane was met by local law enforcement," according to a statement from NORAD.

Sources told NBC News that about 10 kilograms of marijuana were discovered aboard the plane.

(Excerpt) Read more at nbclosangeles.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: f16; marijuana; obama
Delivering Obama's Stash??
1 posted on 02/16/2012 3:21:51 PM PST by Beaten Valve
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To: Beaten Valve

Presidential mid air transfer failed, try again.


2 posted on 02/16/2012 3:24:02 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Beaten Valve

about 10 kilograms of marijuana were discovered aboard the plane.

They obviously didn’t get the message that the plane was there to meet Air Force One.


3 posted on 02/16/2012 3:24:51 PM PST by Recon Dad (Gas & Petroleum Junkie)
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To: tet68

Still, it must have been a scene of some hilarity
for the pilot.
Sh*t, F-16s SSSt, now what am I gonna do?


4 posted on 02/16/2012 3:26:20 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: tet68

Too easy.


5 posted on 02/16/2012 3:29:21 PM PST by AGreatPer (Obama has NEVER given a speech where he did not lie!!!)
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To: Beaten Valve
When is Zero going to start reimbursing the American taxpayers for all his Campaign fundraising trips???? This is getting RIDICULOUS!
6 posted on 02/16/2012 3:29:57 PM PST by originalbuckeye
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To: AGreatPer

It was just another milk run. Or so the guy thought.


7 posted on 02/16/2012 3:41:14 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Beaten Valve

Wow, you think YOU had a bad day...


8 posted on 02/16/2012 3:44:16 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Beaten Valve

22lbs isn’t exactly a drug plane. But its funny..


9 posted on 02/16/2012 3:53:01 PM PST by goseminoles
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10 posted on 02/16/2012 3:53:18 PM PST by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: Beaten Valve

See how well that Homeland Security works.


11 posted on 02/16/2012 4:03:55 PM PST by Digger (If RINO is your selection then failure is your election)
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To: Beaten Valve

Obviously he isn’t a member of AOPA or he would have received notice of the no fly zones 2 days ago!


12 posted on 02/16/2012 4:10:00 PM PST by dalereed
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To: Beaten Valve

Having an F-16 appear off your wing when you are a carrying contraband is definitely an “Oh Shiite” moment.

But what will make your sphincters loosen, is the when you notice the one on your six, with that 20 mm Gatling gun and those heat seeking missiles staring at you.


13 posted on 02/16/2012 4:19:32 PM PST by El Gato ("The second amendment is the reset button of the US constitution"-Doug McKay)
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To: dalereed

“Dude! Din’t you check the NOTAMS?”

“No, Hermano; I thot you did.”

TC


14 posted on 02/16/2012 4:21:39 PM PST by Pentagon Leatherneck
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To: Beaten Valve

Wandered into a no-fly zone? Pilot must of been smoking his cargo.


15 posted on 02/16/2012 4:24:01 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: dalereed

Funny, I just thought the same thing. Note, when running drugs in a small plane it is best to check notams before takeoff.


16 posted on 02/16/2012 4:24:14 PM PST by eyeamok
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To: goseminoles

“22lbs isn’t exactly a drug plane. But its funny..”

Probably just about a month’s supply for the White House Staff and inhabitants.


17 posted on 02/16/2012 4:29:46 PM PST by SaxxonWoods (....The days are long, but the years are short.....)
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To: tet68

Definitely a “’oly sheeet!!!” moment for the druggie. I mean, what are you gonna do?


18 posted on 02/16/2012 4:34:52 PM PST by Ronin (VOTE NEWT! He's Not Romney! Huh? He did?? Scratch that! GO SANTORUM!!!)
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To: Beaten Valve

So that’s why all those police cars were streaming toward the airport around 10:30 or so last night.


19 posted on 02/16/2012 4:51:28 PM PST by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: Beaten Valve
Dude!
20 posted on 02/16/2012 10:35:46 PM PST by SmithL (If you reward certain behavior, don't be surprised when you see more of that behavior)
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To: Beaten Valve
Amateur. This is why all good drug runners always check for NOTAMs.
21 posted on 02/17/2012 6:30:47 AM PST by liberalh8ter (Obama - The United Nation's first U.S. Presidential Candidate)
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