There was a mild security scare at the ongoing United Nations General Assembly when a small aircraft flew over New York City in violation of temporary flight restriction.
The aircraft was however, intercepted by a U.S Air Force F-16 to enforce the restriction order, according to the country’s North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD).
The interception was spotted by civilians in Manhattan near the George Washington Bridge, according to multiple news outlet in New York.
The incident came just weeks after the 20th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks.
The strayed aircraft was believed to have been flown by an Army instructor pilot from the US Military Academy.
The instructor was conducting a cadet flight lab when the plane “briefly” violated the restricted airspace, the academy said.
The plane was escorted out of the restricted area without any incident.
Source: Per Second News.