SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – Two fighter jets were called to the skies above San Francisco Friday afternoon after a plane entered airspace that has been restricted during President Barack Obama’s visit to the Bay Area.
According to a statement from the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), two F-15’s found a general aviation aircraft in the airspace and the plane was out of communication.READ MORE: Family Holds Vigil, Seeks Accountability From Alameda Police Following In-Custody Death Of Mario Gonzalez
NORAD said the plane was able to reestablish communications. The plane was then escorted by the fighter jets to Half Moon Bay, where it safely landed.READ MORE: COVID Vaccines: Santa Clara Set To Deliver 1 Millionth Dose Amid Supply Influx - 'Something To Celebrate'
Mr. Obama arrived in the Bay Area on Thursday. The president was at Stanford University on Friday for a summit on Cybersecurity and a roundtable with local business leaders. He returned to San Francisco late Friday afternoon for a Democratic National Committee fundraiser.MORE NEWS: UPDATE: No Curfew Enacted After San Leandro Police Receive Threat Of Possible Looting At Bayfair Mall
The president will depart San Francisco International Airport for Palm Springs on Saturday morning.