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Bi-Plane Pilot Wanders Into No-Fly Zone During Obama Visit

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A bi-plane pilot is monitored by a U.S. fighter jet (Chris Elmenhurst)

A bi-plane pilot is monitored by a U.S. fighter jet (Chris Elmenhurst)

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WATSONVILLE (CBS 5) – The President’s visit to Silicon Valley turned into a wakeup call for a local pilot after he found himself in the crosshairs of a fighter jet Monday.

The pilot was fling a bi-plane out of Watsonville when he wandered into a temporary no-fly zone put in place during President Obama’s visit.

Witnesses reported seeing the fighter jet circling the smaller plane over Monterey Bay.

The pilot soon returned to Watsonville where he landed without incident. It was not immediately clear if he would face any criminal charges.

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