Student Pilot Lands At Andrews AFB


The home of Air Force One found itself as an unexpected refuge for a student helicopter pilot over the weekend. A statement from the 89th Airlift Wing — the Air Force’s unit that manages the presidential fleet — said the unauthorized landing occurred at about 5 p.m. and was met immediately by security personnel. Military officials believe the pilot — who carried a Swiss passport and other identification — had intended to arrive at Indian Head Airport, seven to 10 miles away. The pilot and his aircraft were detained at Andrews for several hours after the incident. It seems the FBI and the Air Force Office of Special Investigations had a few questions to ask the wayward aviator.