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Feb 16, 2013 5:26 PM by Zach Thaxton

NORAD scrambles fighter jet, helicopter to intercept small plane in Florida

The North American Aerospace Defense Command, or NORAD, scrambled an F-16 fighter jet and a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter to intercept a Cessna 152 Saturday morning.  NORAD, based at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, says the Cessna briefly entered FAA-restricted airspace over Palm City, Florida.  The plane landed at an airport in Stuart, Florida and was met by local law enforcement.

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