Biden Briefly Evacuated From Vacation Home After Plane Entered Restricted Airspace

The incident took place before the small plane was escorted from the airspace after “mistakenly entering a secured area,” and the Bidens returned to their home.

Joe Biden speaks in June of 2022

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Joe Biden speaks in June of 2022

President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden were briefly evacuated from their Delaware vacation home Saturday after a  private airplane mistakenly entered restricted airspace, per PBS

The incident took place before the small plane was escorted from the airspace after “mistakenly entering a secured area,” and the Bidens quickly returned to their Rehoboth Beach home. They were not in danger, per the White House, as the relocation was precautionary.

From a WH official:

“A private plane appeared to have mistakenly entered the airspace, prompting a precautionary measure to be taken. The President and the First Lady are safe and there was not an attack. The United States Secret Service will have a statement on this shortly”

— Jordan Fabian (@Jordanfabian) June 4, 2022

The pilot, who was not following published flight guidance, will be interviewed by the Secret Service. Restrictions were initially published earlier in the week by the Federal Aviation Administration, including a 10-mile radius no-fly zone and a 30-mile restricted zone. 

The plane was escorted out of the secure area after mistakenly flying in, per Secret Service. The agency will interview the pilot, who was not on the right radio channel and was not following a NOTAM, per preliminary probe@ZekeJMiller would not approve

— Jordan Fabian (@Jordanfabian) June 4, 2022

Planes in these types of situations, per PBS, are often intercepted by U.S. military jets and Coast Guard helicopters and urged to head to a nearby airfield for questioning and potential criminal charges. 

It was great to meet with you, @bts_bighit. Thanks for all you’re doing to raise awareness around the rise in anti-Asian hate crimes and discrimination.

I look forward to sharing more of our conversation soon.

— President Biden (@POTUS) June 1, 2022

Earlier this week, Biden met with K-Pop super group BTS to discuss a rise in hate crimes against Asian-Americans. The tweet he shared on Tuesday, Forbes reveals, soon became his top tweet in office, as it includes a compilation of moments from the group’s visit to the Oval Office. 

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