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Two fighter jets scrambled over central New Jersey after two aircraft violated airspace restrictions in place because of the U.N. General Assembly meeting.

North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) said that F-22 fighters intercepted two general aviation aircraft during separate responses on Tuesday.

The planes were intercepted over central New Jersey at approximately 11 a.m. after they entered the temporary flight restricted area and were out of radio communication.

Both aircraft landed at the Central Jersey Regional airport without incident, according to a release by NORAD.

The FAA says the pilots did radio for permission to enter the airspace. It took one plane 20 minutes to exit and the other 14 minutes.

The FAA will investigate before deciding whether to punish the pilots.

The temporary no-fly zones were established around the New York City metropolitan area because of the U.N. meeting. 

President Barack Obama addressed the gathering on Tuesday morning.

 

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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