Plane from Westfield in restricted airspace in Washington, DC - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Plane from Westfield in restricted airspace in Washington, DC

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WSHM) -

Authorities said two F-16 fighter jets escorted a small airplane out of restricted airspace in the nation's capital on Saturday afternoon.

That plane had taken off from Barnes Regional Airport in Westfield, MA.

The plane caused evacuations at the U.S. Capitol, the Supreme Court and the Library of Congress.

NORAD officials said the jets escorted the plane to Mount Airy, NC, where it landed safely.

Secret Service then interviewed the pilot.

According to the TSA, it appears the pilot was just confused.

Authorities said the evacuations happened around 1:30 p.m.

Copyright 2014 WSHM (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.

  • Heartland NewsMore>>

  • breaking

    Suspect in custody after Sikeston man shot in legs

    Suspect in custody after Sikeston man shot in legs

    Monday, February 19 2018 11:06 PM EST2018-02-20 04:06:18 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    The victim of a shooting has been taken to a hospital in Sikeston, Missouri. It happened around 7 p.m. on Monday, February 19. 

    The victim of a shooting has been taken to a hospital in Sikeston, Missouri. It happened around 7 p.m. on Monday, February 19. 

  • Carbondale police investigating report of attempted sexual assault

    Carbondale police investigating report of attempted sexual assault

    Monday, February 19 2018 8:27 PM EST2018-02-20 01:27:32 GMT

    Police in Carbondale, Illinois are investigating a report of a man trespassing and trying to sexually assault a woman.

    Police in Carbondale, Illinois are investigating a report of a man trespassing and trying to sexually assault a woman.

  • Heartland farmer talks weather change impact on crops

    Heartland farmer talks weather change impact on crops

    Monday, February 19 2018 8:15 PM EST2018-02-20 01:15:33 GMT
    (Source: KFVS)(Source: KFVS)

    With all the rain in the forecast this week, it could cause issue before it's over. 

    With all the rain in the forecast this week, it could cause issue before it's over. 

Powered by Frankly