Small plane strays into restricted U.S. Capitol airspace

04/27/2009 | Google · AOPA Online

A malfunctioning GPS caused a Cessna 180 to stray into restricted Washington, D.C., airspace, resulting in a lock down of the White House until two F-16 fighter jets and a pair of Coast Guard helicopters intercepted the plane and escorted it to Indian Head Airport in Maryland. The pilot and his wife were en route from Maine to North Carolina when the mishap occurred. "When F-16s showed up on this guy's wings, he was scared to death," said the airport owner.

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