OAKLAND (AP) — Federal authorities said fighter jets were scrambled to intercept a small plane that had lost contact with traffic controllers over California Sunday.
Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Mike Fergus said the Cessna 172 was flying from Santa Monica to Oakland on Sunday morning when it lost radio contact with air traffic controllers somewhere near Ventura.READ MORE: Family Holds Vigil, Seeks Accountability From Alameda Police Following In-Custody Death Of Mario Gonzalez
It wasn’t until the plane had reached the Monterey area, around 11:35 a.m., when traffic controllers were able to contact the pilot.READ MORE: COVID Vaccines: Santa Clara Set To Deliver 1 Millionth Dose Amid Supply Influx - 'Something To Celebrate'
The plane landed without incident at Oakland International Airport.MORE NEWS: UPDATE: No Curfew Enacted After San Leandro Police Receive Threat Of Possible Looting At Bayfair Mall
Fergus was not sure if the jets, which had been scrambled from a base near Fresno had actually intercepted the Cessna, or if they had turned back once radio contact was established.