A small plane entered the Temporary Flight Restriction Zone (TFR) in New York on Tuesday (local time) as the United Nations General Assembly with participation of world leaders began.
A Cessna 182 entered the TFR at around 2 p.m. and the small plane was intercepted by an F-16 fighter jet and escorted out of the TFR “without incident,” the American Aerospace Defense Command said. North of the Federal Aviation Administration in a statement.
The TFR was in place for VIP travel in New York from Monday 4:45 p.m. to Tuesday 3:45 p.m. (local time). The Restricted Region includes the Hudson River and the East River.
The developments came during the high-level segment of the 76th United Nations General Assembly which kicked off in New York on Tuesday. Key leaders from around the world gathered in New York for a high-level segment of the UNGA.
Media reports said the incident happened around the same time US President Joe Biden, who addressed UNGA in the morning, left town after meeting Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison. and Iraqi President Barham Saleh.
This year’s UNGA meeting is in a hybrid format but a large number of leaders are expected in New York.
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