Air Force Fighter Jet Intercepts Plane near Trump Golf Course

A New Jersey Air National Guard F-16C Fighting Falcon static display aircraft from the 177th Fighter Wing sits on the flightline during the 2018 Power in the Pines Open House and Air Show at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., May 4, 2018. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Matt Hecht)
A New Jersey Air National Guard F-16C Fighting Falcon static display aircraft from the 177th Fighter Wing sits on the flightline during the 2018 Power in the Pines Open House and Air Show at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., May 4, 2018. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Matt Hecht)

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. — A U.S. Air Force fighter jet intercepted a small general aviation aircraft flying near President Donald Trump's private golf club Saturday.

The U.S. military is announcing that an F-16 jet intercepted a plane around 12:30 p.m. Saturday flying "without proper clearances or communications" in the temporary flight restriction zone around the president's Bedminster, N.J. golf course, where he was spending the weekend.

Continental U.S. North American Aerospace Defense Command says the intercepted aircraft landed at an airport in Pittstown, N.J. without incident, where local law enforcement met the pilot.

Trump arrived in New Jersey Friday afternoon and was scheduled to depart for Washington Sunday. There was no immediate reaction from the White House, but Trump tweeted critically several times Saturday afternoon about special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.

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