Fighters escort plane from G-20 airspace

September 25, 2009 12:48:43 PM PDT
Federal authorities say fighter jets escorted a small plane to an airport after it entered airspace that has been restricted due to the Group of 20 economic summit in Pittsburgh. A Homeland Security Department official says the airspace breach did not appear to be a threat, indicating it was a mistake.

The Federal Aviation Administration says the plane was a single-engine Beech Musketeer and was intercepted 15 miles south of Pittsburgh.

Lt. Col. Andy Roake says the plane entered the restricted area at about 12:45 p.m. Friday. Two F-15s escorted the plane to Wheeling-Ohio County Airport in West Virginia, about 40 miles southwest of the city.

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