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.
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.
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.
The president will depart San Francisco International Airport for Palm Springs on Saturday morning.