FAA: 5 aircraft violated Mar-a-Lago air restrictions during Trump stay


Five aircraft violated air restrictions during President Trump’s 4-day Easter weekend stay at the Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, the Federal Aviation Administration said Monday. It did not immediately provide details. The North American Aerospace Defense Command reports no interdictions this past weekend.

The totals bring to 45 the number of times aircraft have violated restricted airspace since now-President Donald Trump began his visits to his part-time Palm Beach home. Nine violations were reported April 6-9, when Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping met. And during Trump’s March 18-19 stay, seven pilots did so; one, a small Cessna plane that wasn’t in radio contact, was intercepted by two F-15E aircraft and a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter, NORAD said.

The breakdown by weekend:

Feb. 3-5: 10

Feb. 10-12: 3

Feb. 17-20: 14

March 3-5: 4

March 17-19: 7

April 6-9: 9

April 13-16: 5



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