More info on the small plane full of pot that was forced down by F-16s after getting too close to Marine One

Yeah, what a day this guy had. Full load of pot, close to his destination, suddenly he finds himself bracketed by armed US Air Force F-16 fighter jets;

How dopey can you get? By anyone’s standards, it was a serious lapse of judgement.

A privately-owned Cessna aircraft that entered the same Los Angeles airspace as Marine One while the helicopter was ferrying President Barack Obama was intercepted by two fighter jets yesterday.

But after the small plane landed at Long Beach Airport, police then discovered it contained about 40 pounds of marijuana, a law enforcement official said.

The Secret Service said the president was never in any danger, despite the emergency procedure to remove the unauthorised aircraft from ‘restricted airspace’.


Fred Burton of Stratfor has some interesting stuff about exactly how the US President is protected when out and about;


About Erick Brockway

Living in Camarillo, CA, about 45 miles North of LA. I have a son, and two daughters. Working two jobs (welcome to California life), plus a (now retired) reservist in the US Navy Seabees so life is busy!
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