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Posted at 12:59 PM ET, 08/ 8/2010

Coast Guard intercepts small plane

By Washington Post Editors

A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter has intercepted a small plane in the Washington region.

The North American Aerospace Defense Command says the helicopter from Reagan National Airport intercepted a Cessna 172 general aviation aircraft that not in radio communication on Saturday evening.

Officials say shortly after the plane was intercepted, it landed without incident at Potomac Airfield in Fort Washington, Md.

--Associated Press

By Washington Post Editors  | August 8, 2010; 12:59 PM ET
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Wow - how many tax$$$$ went into telling this guy to turn his radio on?

Posted by: Island_Boy | August 8, 2010 11:01 PM | Report abuse

With all the press it has gotten over hte past 9 years, no one in America doesn't know there isn't a nofly zone over DC.

You can't get your pilots license without knowing it, so anyone who is dumb enough to violate the no fly zone needs to pay the huge cost of scrambling aircraft to intercept and escort them.

That, or they can spend a few months in jail for their stupidity.

Posted by: Nosh1 | August 9, 2010 8:45 AM | Report abuse

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