- The Washington Times - Saturday, June 7, 2014

A small plane veered into restricted airspace Saturday at 1:30 in the afternoon, prompting an evacuation of the U.S. Capitol Building.

The officials could not communicate with the plane’s pilot, and when it was three to four minutes out from the Capitol, the building was evacuated, Fox News reported. Jets were scrambled from Joint Base Andrews to intercept the jet.

The pilot then reestablished communication with officials and exited the restricted airspace. The pilot was accompanied to Culpeper, Va., to be interviewed by the Secret Service and U.S. Capitol Police.

The flight was reported to have started in Massachusetts, but the destination is unclear so far.



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