Plane left Westfield; entered restricted airspace over D.C.

WESTFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Some tense moments in the air and on the ground on Saturday in our nation’s capitol.

A small single engine plane took off from the Westfield-Barnes Regional Airport and flew into restricted airspace over Washington D.C. on Saturday.

The plane was allegedly in restricted airspace near the Capitol Building and the Library of Congress. Both buildings had to be evacuated.

The pilot wasn’t communicating, so the North American Aerospace Defense, otherwise known as NORAD, scrambled two F-16 Fighter jets to intercept the plane and escort it out of the restricted airspace.

NORAD told 22News the plane landed and was met by authorities in North Carolina.

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