“Wrongway” Corrigan flies again
|::::::::||WASHINGTON — The nation’s capital was given the green light Wednesday afternoon about one hour after a small airplane violated restricted airspace over the city, forcing the rapid evacuation of the White House, the U.S. Capitol Building (search) and the Supreme Court around noontime.
A pilot and student pilot, en route from Pennsylvania to an air show in North Carolina, were taken into custody after their flight sparked a frenzy of activity that tested the capital’s post-Sept. 11 response system. The government decided not to press charges.
“The two men in the plane have been interviewed, and it has been determined that the intrusion into restricted airspace appears to have been accidental. And no charges are being sought at this time,” said Homeland Security spokesman Brian Roehrkasse.
OK, first off here’s some advice to the student on board. If that was your instructor, find yourself a new instructor. It may be that no charges are warranted, but someone needs to seriously examine what the hell went on up there that managed to get these guys nearly shot down by a pair of F-16′s.
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