NORAD fighters intercept two small aircraft in restricted zone over Williamsburg

Posted at 8:30 PM, Oct 13, 2012
and last updated 2012-10-14 09:24:59-04

Peterson Air Force Base, Colo. – Two F-16 fighters under the direction of the North American Aerospace Defense Command intercepted two small aircraft over Williamsburg Saturday afternoon.

President Obama is in Williamsburg for the weekend preparing for the second presidential debate.

President Obama arrives in Williamsburg to prepare for debate

The fighters responded to the FAA-established Temporary Flight Restriction zone violations by a Cessna 182 and a Piper PA32 at 5:30 and 5:45 p.m., respectively.

After intercepting the aircraft, the F-16s escorted both out of the zone, and the aircraft were allowed to continue without further incident.

All pilots flying in the vicinity of Williamsburg, Va., are encouraged to check the Federal Aviation Administration VIP Notice to Airmen that can be found at