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Plane enters restricted Washington airspace

A small plane entered restricted airspace over Washington, D.C., Friday causing a temporary White House lockdown, the Boston Globe reported.

President Barack Obama was relocated and the Senate recessed during the incident, the Boston Globe reported. The House was not in session.

Two F-16 fighter jets and two Coast Guard helicopters escorted the plane to a nearby airport, the BBC reported.

The episode was caused by technology problems aboard the plane, a Cessna 180, Gil Bauserman, the owner of Indian Head Airport in Charles County, Md., told the Boston Globe.