The Biden family was removed from their beach house in Delaware on Saturday after a small plane flew over it and violated restricted air space.
The Secret Service spokesman said that the plane was flying without warning over the seaside town of Rehoboth Beach “after mistakenly flying into a secured area.”
“The plane was escorted out of the restricted air space immediately,” Guglielmi added. According to UPI, he said:
“Preliminary investigation shows that the pilot was not on the proper radio channel, did not follow published flight instructions, and did not follow NOTAMs (Notice to Airmen) that had been filed.”
“The pilot will be interviewed by the United States Secret Service.”
The president was driven to Rehoboth Fire Station in a motorcade, and his vehicle entered the station as the Secret Service cleared the area.
Biden departed for his beachfront getaway on Thursday, according to Breitbart News.
This is the second time that the president has visited the beach in 2022, following a weekend there in March before his trip to Europe. On four different occasions during his first year as president, he spent time at his seaside mansion.
According to AP, pilots must check for flight restrictions before taking off under federal rules. Accidental airspace breaches are not uncommon, particularly in the vicinity of temporarily restricted regions.
The no-fly zone extends 10 miles in every direction and has a 30-mile restricted zone.
Any planes that breach the flight restrictions around the president are frequently intercepted by military aircraft and the United States Coast Guard.
Interceptions of aircraft are redirected to a local airport, where law enforcement interviews the pilots and they will face possible criminal or civil ramifications.
The Bidens paid $2.74 million for their beach house in 2017, and they’ve already begun to improve it for security reasons.