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Plane intercepted near Camp David

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(AP, ABC7) A fighter jet intercepted an airplane flying close to Camp David, Md., Friday afternoon.

The F-15E fighter intercepted a Piper aircraft at approximately 4:45 p.m., the North American Aerospace Defense Command said in a news release.

The civilian plane could not be reached by radio, NORAD said. It left the restricted airspace after it was intercepted and landed at Martinsburg Airport, W.V.

President Barack Obama was traveling to Camp David Friday and had to ditch his presidential helicopter for a motorcade because of bad weather.

President Barack Obama was at Camp David at the time. He had traveled there by motorcade after switching from his Marine One helicopter because of bad weather.

The White House said the pilot of the small plane would be interviewed.

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