Plane intercepted in restricted airspace around DC

Capital Building, Photo Credit: Zack Polack
Capital Building, Photo Credit: Zack Polack

WASHINGTON (AP) — NORAD says a Coast Guard helicopter has intercepted a small plane out of communication in a restricted zone around Washington.

The North American Aerospace Defense Command says the Cessna was intercepted around 9:30 a.m. Friday and landed at Potomac Airfield in Friendly, Md., without further incident.

Officials say the pilot was directed to contact the Federal Aviation Administration for further direction.

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