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F-16 intercepts small plane in Obama's air space over Los Angeles

An F-16 fighter has intercepted a small private plane that entered restricted air space for President Barack Obama's fundraising visit to Southern California.

North American Aerospace Command issued a statement saying the single-engine Cessna was intercepted shortly before 5 p.m. Wednesday.

Obama was at the Beverly Hilton at the time of the plane's interception, and was later taken to the Regent Beverly Wilshire to speak to gay and lesbian supporters.

The plane was intercepted northwest of Los Angeles and landed without incident at an airfield in Camarillo.