William Wales causes panic at White House
Date: Thursday, April 30 @ 14:58:22 UTC
That is William Wales of Maine, USA and not the William 'of' Wales. Mr Wales fell foul of the extended 'no-fly-zone' surrounding the White House last week as he transited the U.S. capital en-route to North Carolina.
Military jets intercepted the single engine Cessna being flown by Wales and escorted him to a nearby airport where he was met and interviewed by agents from the U.S. Secret Service.
The airport manager said he had spoken to a very shaken with Mr Wales who had blamed an intermittent GPS problem for his navigational error. The arrival of two F-16s and a pair of Coastguard Helicopters had
given him a very big scare.
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