The FAA said the Cessna 182 entered TFR at around 2pm local time.
“The small aircraft was intercepted by an F-16 fighter jet and escorted out of the TFR without incident,” according to a statement from NORAD.
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“NORAD is closely coordinating air defense activities with the FAA and responding as needed,” the statement said.
“Violations of the Temporary Flight Restriction area such as this occur from time to time and are a normal part of NORAD’s operations,” the statement continued. CNN, Wednesday (22/9/2021).
In a statement the US Military Academy at West Point said the plane belonged to them and was flown by an Army instructor pilot. The instructor pilot was conducting a cadet flight laboratory in support of an engineering class when the plane briefly violated the TFR near the George Washington Bridge.
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FlightAware, a site that tracks commercial flights, showed the plane was flying south along the Hudson River at about 800 feet and at 130 miles per hour when it suddenly turned around and flew north at the time of interception.
Temporary flight restrictions for VIP movement in New York airspace take effect Monday at 4:45 pm to Tuesday at 3:45 pm. The TFR includes the Hudson River and the East River.