Bidens evacuated after aircraft enters restricted airspace near beach home

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US President Joseph Biden and First Lady Jill Biden were briefly evacuated and taken to a secure location after a private aircraft mistakenly entered restricted airspace near the presidential couple’s beach house in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware on June 5, 2022.

The White House said there was no threat to the president or his family, and that precautionary measures had been taken. After the situation was assessed, the Bidnes returned to their beach home. 

The US Secret Service said in a statement that the aircraft was immediately escorted from the restricted airspace. 

A local independent reporter in the DC area shared developments on Twitter as they occurred.

According to Secret Service spokesperson Anthony Guglielmi, a preliminary investigation has revealed that the pilot was not on the proper radio channel and was not following the Notice to Airmen (NOTAM). 

Guglielmi also added that the Secret Service will be interviewing the pilot. 

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Jean Carmela Lim
Journalist[br][br]Jean is a member of AeroTime’s editorial team, working as an aviation writer and based in Manila, Philippines. Previously, she worked in operational aviation roles in Manila, Philippines and Seoul, South Korea before moving to Australia to work in corporate and government travel. In 2012, Jean established her own luxury and adventure travel blog, Holy Smithereens. She is also a contributor for World Travel Market London, one of the biggest annual events in the travel sector. She covers trends and issues in hospitality and luxury travel for a B2B market, interviewing key personalities in the industry.
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