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The truck driver and salesman of vacuum cleaners have caused a stir in the White House. But Bush missed all

May 12 2005
10:08

Two pilots from the rural heartland of Pennsylvania caused a stir in Washington after being invaded in the exclusion zone over the White House.

In the cockpit of the wrongdoing Cessna sat 69-year-old truck driver Hayden Shaeffer of Lititz Pennsylvania town and 36-year-old vacuum cleaner salesman from the nearby village of Akron Troy Martin.

Aircraft operated Martin, who recently won the right to piloting aircraft, and had behind him a total of 30 flight hours.

Pennsylvania aviators used a hopelessly outdated maps, kept the wrong radio frequency, generally knew nothing about the exclusion zone over Washington and were so unaware of what is happening, that, when it was finally established radio contact, they refused to obey the demand of security services to change course and stated in response that they have the right to follow its course. As a result, the interception Cessna raised fighter jets and helicopters.

Just seeing the interceptor pilots Cessna figured out what's going on "something wrong". Finally, they realized this only when one of two F-16 fighters launched just before the cabin Cessna four bright flares.

To participate in the interception of the air were immediately raised as a helicopter, "Blackhawk" and the jet plane "Citation" Border Service.

To log in radio contact with the offender, the pilots "Blackhawk" and "Citation'a" approached the low-speed aircraft at very close range, and showed through the portholes of Pennsylvania pilots of large sheets of paper with numbers written correct radio frequency.

The result lifted Cessna alarm from the Capitol complex and other buildings of the U.S. Congress were evacuated 35,000 people.

From the White House were evacuated srchno 200 people, including U.S. Vice President Richard Cheney.

Were in the White House, first lady Laura Bush and guests in her widow former U.S. president Ronald Reagan to Nancy were immediately lowered guard in an armored bunker.

George W. Bush himself knew about the incident only after the alarm was given as a retreat. During the alarm Bush rode out of town on a mountain bike in the national natural forest reserve "Patuxent" a few kilometers north of Washington, reports RIA Novosti.

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