Civilian Pilots Still Straying Into Restricted Airspace
Thirteen years after the 9/11 attacks, military aircraft are scrambling more than once a week, on average, to intercept civilian planes that stray into restricted airspace, military statistics show. The cost to taxpayers for protecting restricted airspace and the 75 annual diversions runs into the million of dollars. The number of incidents has decreased in recent years as the military has spread the word to recreational pilots about restricted airspace.
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