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F-16 fighter jet intercepted small plane in restricted airspace near Biden speech in California
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F-16 fighter jet intercepted small plane in restricted airspace near Biden speech in California

President Joe Biden stands after delivering remarks on lowering costs for American families at Irvine Valley College in Orange County on October 14, 2022 in Irvine, California.  Mario Tama / Getty Images An F-16 fighter jet intercepted a small plane last Friday in restricted airspace over Southern California, near a community college where President Biden had just begun speaking. The incident occurred over Santa Ana, Calif.; the president was at a community college in Irvine, about 12 miles away. According to an Air Force press release, the fighter jet fired flares to "gain the attention" of the Cessna pilot. Air traffic control audio revealed the F-16 alerted the pilot numero...