The private aircraft had “mistakenly” entered the secure area above the property in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, shortly before 1 p.m. because the pilot was not on the proper radio channel, prompting the relocation of the president as a precautionary measure, Secret Service Chief of Communications Anthony Guglielmi confirmed.
The aircraft was “immediately escorted out of restricted airspace,” and the Secret Service will interview the pilot, Guglielmi said.
When the plane was detected, Rehoboth Beach Police closed down Rehoboth Avenue in the afternoon. Biden subsequently arrived at the Rehoboth Fire Station via motorcade shortly afterward. Sometime after his departure, the avenue opened back up.
Biden headed to Delaware on Thursday after delivering remarks calling for more stringent gun control. He is outpacing his predecessors on vacation time, having recorded an estimated 188 full or partial days away from the White House, 130 of which were spent at his Delaware properties.