| International News | Sunday June 17 2012 17:33
An F-15 fighter jet was scrambled on two separate occasions on Saturday to intercept two single-engine planes that violated a flight ban imposed for President Barack Obama's visit to his hometown of Chicago.
Both small aircraft were intercepted "in the vicinity of Chicago," the first at approximately 10.30am and the second at about 4.45pm, North American Aerospace Defence Command said in a statement.
Both planes were escorted out of the restricted area without further incident, NORAD said (North American Aerospace Defense Command).
No details were give about the make of the first aircraft. The second was a Cessna 172.
Obama was in Chicago to spend the weekend there with his family and to attend the wedding of the daughter of Valerie Jarrett, one of his senior advisers.
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