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Plane That Caused Security Scare At White House Lands In Siler City

Posted November 10, 2003

— A plane that created a security scare at the White House made a pit stop Monday in North Carolina.

The plane was escorted out of Washington by an F-16 after it violated a no-fly zone near the White House. It later landed at the Siler City airport.

The plane is registered to Mark Whitnell of Florida. The U.S. Secret Service does not believe the plane was ever a real threat.

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