Secret Service says the plane mistakenly entered a secure area and was immediately escorted away
President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden. — AP file
A small private plane mistakenly flew into restricted airspace above US President Joe Biden’s beach house on Saturday, prompting his security guards to briefly move him and the first lady to a safe location, a said the White House.
“The president and first lady are safe and there was no attack,” a White House official said of the incident in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, about 200 miles away. east of Washington.
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Biden and first lady Jill Biden then returned to their residence, the official said.
The Secret Service, tasked with protecting the president, said the plane mistakenly entered a secure area and was “immediately escorted out”.
Among other errors, this pilot was not on the correct radio channel and “did not follow published flight instructions”, Secret Service spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said.
“US Secret Service will interview the pilot,” he added.