A small private plane “mistakenly” entered the airspace above the beach house where Joe Biden will spend the weekend, which is not an “attack,” a White House official said Saturday.
However, “a precautionary measure has been taken,” he added.
The president and his wife, Jill Biden, were evacuated shortly before returning to their home at the coastal resort of Rehopoth, 200 kilometers east of Washington.
According to the official, who did not want to be named, the two were “safe” and the president said the pair were not in danger.
“At 1:00 pm (17:00 GMT), a private plane crashed into a restricted area and then crashed into Rehopot,” the Secret Service said in a statement. American leaders.
The plane was “immediately” ejected from restricted airspace.
Preliminary inquiries revealed that the pilot “did not use the correct radio channel”, “did not respect” the instructions given by the authorities and “did not follow the announced route”.
The report concludes that “the Secret Service will interview the pilot.”