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Plane Forced To Land For Airspace Violation During Obama Visit

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Kitfox Model 2 Airplane (File Photo Credit: kitfoxaircraft.com)

Kitfox Model 2 Airplane (File Photo Credit: kitfoxaircraft.com)

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BARRINGTON, Ill. (CBS) – A small airplane was forced to land at an airport in Barrington after violating airspace restrictions that were put in place for President Barack Obama’s visit to Chicago.

According to a spokesperson for the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), two F-16 fighter jets intercepted a Kitfox Model 2, single-engine propeller aircraft around 6:30 p.m. due to airspace violations.

NORAD contacted the pilot after it took off from Mill Rose Farm Airport in Barrington and the plane landed back at Mill Rose, where it was met by local authorities.

Further information was not immediately available.

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