Two helicopters under command from NORAD were called in to intercept a small aircraft in restricted airspace around the Washington D.C.-area.
It happened just before noon (EDT). The two U.S. Coast Guard HH-65 "Dolphin" helicopters diverted the aircraft to Annapolis, MD where the pilot was met by law enforcement....
The Colorado Springs-based North America Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and the Russian Air Force plan to conduct a joint air defense exercise in August.
The focus will be combating terrorism.
This exercise will take place in both Russian and U.S. airspace, over Alaska and Russia.