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Fighter Jets Intercept 2 Aircraft That Flew Into Restricted Zone During Obama’s LA Visit

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President Barack Obama and Kate Capshaw applaud as Steven Spielberg makes his speech during the Shoah Foundation's Ambassadors for Humanity gala at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel on May 7, 2014 in Century City, Calif. (credit: Genaro Molina-Pool/Getty Images)

President Barack Obama and Kate Capshaw applaud as Steven Spielberg makes his speech during the Shoah Foundation’s Ambassadors for Humanity gala at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel on May 7, 2014 in Century City, Calif. (credit: Genaro Molina-Pool/Getty Images)

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fighter jets intercepted two aircraft that wandered into the restricted zone during President Barack Obama’s Los Angeles visit.

Air Force Master Sgt. Chuck Marsh, a spokesman for North American Aerospace Defense Command, says a small private plane and a private helicopter were spotted in the no-fly zone around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday and authorities couldn’t immediately make contact with the pilots.

California Air National Guard F-15s eventually escorted the aircraft out of the restricted area.

One landed at McClellan-Palomar Airport in Carlsbad and the other at Agua Dulce Airport.

Authorities say no planes violated restrictions during the president’s visits Thursday in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills and San Diego. He’s now in Northern California.

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