Skip to comments.F-16s Intercept Drug Plane in Obama's No-Fly Zone
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.
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Presidential mid air transfer failed, try again.
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.
Still, it must have been a scene of some hilarity
for the pilot.
Sh*t, F-16s SSSt, now what am I gonna do?
It was just another milk run. Or so the guy thought.
Wow, you think YOU had a bad day...
22lbs isn’t exactly a drug plane. But its funny..
See how well that Homeland Security works.
Obviously he isn’t a member of AOPA or he would have received notice of the no fly zones 2 days ago!
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.
“Dude! Din’t you check the NOTAMS?”
“No, Hermano; I thot you did.”
Wandered into a no-fly zone? Pilot must of been smoking his cargo.
Funny, I just thought the same thing. Note, when running drugs in a small plane it is best to check notams before takeoff.
“22lbs isnt exactly a drug plane. But its funny..”
Probably just about a month’s supply for the White House Staff and inhabitants.
Definitely a “’oly sheeet!!!” moment for the druggie. I mean, what are you gonna do?
So that’s why all those police cars were streaming toward the airport around 10:30 or so last night.
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