According to officials, on Saturday afternoon, an American fighter jet fighter in New Jersey intercepted a small civil aviation aircraft flying over the private golf club of President Trump.
The US military said that the F-16 fighter intercepted a plane flying “without proper approvals and without communication” over the time zone of flight space restrictions around the presidential resting place where Trump spends the weekend.
The Continental North American Aerospace Defense Command, in charge of airspace surveillance for the continental US, states that the intercepted aircraft landed at the airport in Pittstown, New Jersey, without incidents where local law enforcement authorities met the pilot.
White House spokeswoman Lindsay Walters said that the pilot was “questioned by law enforcement agencies and is not considered a security threat.”
Since September 11, the military in Operation Noble Eagle has carried out more than 1800 interceptions of non-military aircraft. Walters said that the F-16 followed “standard practice in such cases.”
Trump arrived in New Jersey on a Friday afternoon and had to go to Washington on Sunday.