Grover Beach man’s plane strayed into Obama’s airspace
February 17, 2012
A plane loaded with a large amount of marijuana was forced to land after it strayed into President Barack Obama’s no-fly zone over Los Angeles on Thursday. [LATimes]
U.S. Air Force jet fighters forced the pilot of the four-seat Cessna owned by David W. Major, 52, of Grover Beach to land at the Long Beach Airport. The plane entered restricted airspace as the president was flying into Los Angeles aboard Marine One, a military helicopter provided for his use.
Federal agents detained the pilot after discovering what they described as a large amount of marijuana on board. Because of an ongoing drug investigation, the name of the pilot is not being released.