Fighter jets scrambled over UN airspace violations

New Jersey news from Eyewitness News

September 25, 2012 9:37:47 AM PDT
Officials scrambled fighter jets over central New Jersey after two aircraft violated airspace restrictions in place because of the U.N. General Assembly meeting.Two F-22 fighters under the direction of the North American Aerospace Defense Command intercepted both planes around 11:00 a.m.

The planes had entered the temporary flight restricted area and were out of radio communication. Both aircraft landed at the Central Jersey Regional airport without incident.

FAA spokesman Jim Peters says the temporary restrictions in the New York City metropolitan area were imposed Tuesday as part of the General Assembly's annual gathering.

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