V.P. Cheney Has Close Call Aboard Air Force 2
Lararmie, Wy – A military plane carrying Vice President Dick Cheney came within almost half a mile of a small private plane over
Bridgeport, Connecticut, earlier this month, forcing the pilot to take evasive action.
The plane is Air Force Two when the vice president is aboard.
The Federal Aviation Administration says the plane was flying at
about seven-thousand-500 feet while en route to Westchester County
Airport in White Plains, on August 7th, when an on-board alarm
sounded. The alarm warned the pilot to climb to avoid colliding
with the other plane.
The F-A-A says such an event ordinarily wouldn't require an
investigation. But a report was written and sent to the Air Force
because it involved the vice president.