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US Air Force F-16s intercepted an unauthorized aircraft flying in a restricted area over a Trump rally
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US Air Force F-16s intercepted an unauthorized aircraft flying in a restricted area over a Trump rally

When President Donald Trump saw the F-16 deploy signal flares, he told a crowd that they were putting on a display for him.

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US Air Force F-16s intercepted an unauthorized aircraft flying near a rally President Donald Trump held Wednesday afternoon in Arizona.

The plane ignored initial intercept procedures, North American Aerospace Defense Command said in a statement, but it established radio contact when the F-16s deployed signal flares.

When Trump saw the incident, he pointed at the sky and said, "Look at that. They gave the president a little display."

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US Air Force F-16 fighter jets tasked with defending US airspace intercepted an unauthorized aircraft that was flying in a restricted area near a Trump campaign rally in Bullhead City, Arizona, Wednesday afternoon, North American Aerospace Defense Command said.

"NORAD F-16 aircraft investigated a general aviation aircraft that was not in communication with [Air Traffic Control] and entered the Temporary Flight Restriction area surrounding Bullhead City, AZ without proper clearance," the command said in a statement.