It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s… al qaida?

That may have been the question on Monday, as a small plane leaving Philadelphia and bound for Charlottesville entered restricted Washington airspace. According to a Reuters report, two F-16 fighter jets surrounded the Cessna 182 and escorted it to a Maryland airport. Federal law enforcement agents questioned the unidentified pilot, but found no cause for further investigation. "The pilot has been interviewed and it was determined to be an inadvertent violation and he was sent on his way," U.S. Secret Service spokeswoman Kim Bruce told Reuters.

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Wish I had been in the plane.

I would love to have seen the F-16s in action. :)

Wow, what a fast response! I wonder where the F-16's were on 9/11? Oh, that's right, they were ordered to stand down...