VIDEO: Barrington Plane Intercepted by F-16 Fighter Jets

Patch editor captures incident on film.

Two F-16 fighter jets intercepted a plane flying out of Barrington on Aug 3., the Daily Herald reports.

The plane reportedly flew into restricted airspace due to President Barack Obama's visit home for his 50th birthday. 

Patch Editor Cristel Mohrman captured the incident on film just after 6:30 p.m. 

"The video really doesn't do it justice," Mohrman said. "I think it was one of the planes' final loops. I shot this about five minutes after we first heard the noise.

"Everyone in Jimmy John's, including the employees, gathered at the door and on the sidewalk to see what was going on. It was so loud, we thought a plane was landing in the parking lot."

According to the report, the jets forced the Barrington plane to head back to its home airport of Millrose Farm.

"The restaurant is pretty much next to Millrose, which explains why it caught our attention," Mohrman said. 

Obama was back in Chicago celebrating his birthday at the Aragon Ballroom Aug. 3. 

Bill D August 04, 2011 at 03:35 PM
Dennis,I wouldn't be surprised if you got a visit from the Secret Service. Sometimes it's best to keep your comments to yourself
Dennis August 04, 2011 at 04:16 PM
Bill, did you ever think that I might be in the Secret Service and he just cut my pay? He should take the train anyway, so he gets to see how the real people have to endure transportation in America... Don't forget Pelosi and her needing a longer range Jet just for going home on the weekends...Haven't heard how she is doing now that she is the Minority gate keeper..
Dennis August 04, 2011 at 04:21 PM
The First Amendment (Amendment I) to the United States Constitution is part of the Bill of Rights. The amendment prohibits the making of any law “respecting an establishment of religion,” impeding the free exercise of religion, abridging the freedom of speech, infringing on the freedom of the press, interfering with the right to peaceably assemble or prohibiting the petitioning for a governmental redress of grievances. The Sedition Act of 1918 was an Act of the United States Congress signed into law by President Woodrow Wilson on May 16, 1918. It forbade the use of "disloyal, profane, scurrilous, or abusive language" about the United States government, its flag, or its armed forces or that caused others to view the American government or its institutions with contempt. The act also allowed the Postmaster General to refuse to deliver mail that met those same standards for punishable speech or opinion. It applied only to times "when the United States is in war." It was repealed on December 13, 1920.
LOU PLATEK August 05, 2011 at 03:59 AM
jokes aside... if you want 'change' then ..vote... rest assured it counts... Thank You!
Dennis August 05, 2011 at 02:12 PM
I would love change and could in fact make it happen...All I need is as much power as Wall Street, Banks, Car builders, plus people that vote for color rather than common sense. With those tools in hand I can make change and not like the kind we have gone though since Jan. 20th 2009! Question, how can you have "CHANGE" when you chose, or rather the DNC chose Joe Biden, who has been in congress almost forty years......That is not change, that is called a mistake, he was the less known and most likely to be harmless second in command, no other reason.
Palatine Person August 05, 2011 at 05:42 PM
I must be missing part of the discussion here, because I don't see how these prior 4 comments relate in any way to the news story??? I feel a little sorry for this pilot who unintentionally strayed into restricted airspace. Being chased by an F-16 must have been quite a scary exprerience. That said, I understand that they have to be cautious what with all the nut cases in this world..
Dennis August 05, 2011 at 08:48 PM
Your right, I could just as well plan on deleting mine soon, what you did not see was the a statement to something that I wrote, a "person" deciding to chastize me for comments I made...Say what you will about your opinion, but don't tell someone that they are wrong without proof...Sorry if it distracted from you reading the news piece! However it does show that not everyone reads the warnings posted about the Air Force One being in the area.. If I had a plane and AF1 was going to take off, I would stay at home.....lol
Ellen August 06, 2011 at 06:41 PM
Dennis Since we didn't see any of that, perhaps deleting your part would be a good idea because I also had no idea why you were posting what you did and just viewed you as a republican troll.
Ellen August 06, 2011 at 06:46 PM
Happy birthday, Barack Obama!!! And, thank you for coming back to Chicago to celebrate! I'm so happy to know that I was "in your air space". :-)
Jim August 06, 2011 at 11:31 PM
"I feel a little sorry for this pilot who unintentionally strayed into restricted airspace." She did not unintentionally stray into restricted airspace, reading the full article in the Herald, she did not check for updates on restricted space because her computer was not working. She also failed to turn on her aircraft radio while in flight, preventing anyone from communicating with her. She should have been scared by the F16's to the point she needed to change her undies when she landed. A response she thought the F16 were just looking at her cute airplane, well shows where her attitude is. A case of more money than common sense, putting others in danger through her actions by flying without a radio, and not checking basic flight conditions and notifications over a populated area. Time for the FAA to pull her license before she kills herself or someone else.
Dennis August 07, 2011 at 05:08 AM
"A case of more money than common sense, putting others in danger through her actions by flying without a radio, and not checking basic flight conditions and notifications over a populated area. Time for the FAA to pull her license before she kills herself or someone else." Boy, I bet the Wright Brothers got in trouble too for flying without a license and not from an airport, with a plane that was not examined by the FAA for flight worthyness and using non standard equipment... Why didn't Zero O'Booboo have his birthday party in Iran?
Dennis August 07, 2011 at 05:14 AM
"Republican Troll" Perhaps you need to keep your liberal thoughts to yourself and you just made up my mind, the posts STAY! More to come! As far as you not having any idea, I am not surprised at all, by any chance are you a school teacher too? I say what I want, I grew up in Barrington as did my mother, her mother and her mother, they were human beings that cherished Barrington, they wouldn't anymore.. Based on Money and little else! So, Ellen, I hope you not like the "other" Ellen, then I would have to like you even less.
Dennis August 07, 2011 at 05:23 AM
Happy? Lucky to be around at all, usually people that have parents in a forced marriage don't get all the breaks like he did... Barack Sr. joined together with Ms. Dunham in College as a lot of children do, as a result we are burdened with a supposedly black man that denies his ancestory based upon his mother...Voting as a African/American, which he is not! His mother married Barack Sr. in Feb and he Zero was born in August, six months later, that makes him 30% illegimate, whereas as soon as the dust cleared Barack Sr took off. It is part of the heritage to do so! Happens all the time. So I think that Zero Hussain O'Booboo should do the right thing and admit that he is an OREO, Black on the outside and white on the inside... Don't deny your hertiage, either that or no more celebration during the whole month of Feb...One day of honor is what everything in American is enough, 28 is stupid. Have a nice day, Ellen, when your hearts desire puts the country in a tail spin, remember how much you loved him,, and all for naught.
Jim August 07, 2011 at 12:29 PM
At least the Wright Brothers had the common sense not to fly over a populated area, in addition I dont believe they had to worry about other air traffic in the area besides perhaps a few seagulls.
Dennis August 07, 2011 at 01:07 PM
More useless information from a person that does not understand the point...Your opinion is then that they close every airport in the ChicagoLand area because of the danger of planes falling enmass to the ground? Whether or not they had to worry about "other air traffic" is moronic at best, the point was and shall ever be that they, by today's standards, everything they did would have been against the law. What the person flying the plane forgot to do is regretable and certainly not having the outcome that she/he would normally want...However how often does Zero O'Booboo fly into O'Hare? Question on the safety of flying without radio and at least looking out the window at the weather if you going to fly VFR, you do know what VFR means, yes? Genoa IL has a ultralight field on the East side, I doubt very much if they do anything with radio, weather is looking up and seeing daylight, which means it is safe that day... While it is nice to converse with an reasonably intelligent person once in a while, a better understanding of what you are saying would be a plus... Take aviation history! Sans Radio and Zero in the air.! What would history say if Lindberg crashed into the Effiel Tower?? Why didn't he file a flight plan, why didn't he use the radio, why did he fly over the Paris? You logical has it's faults, but hang in there and keep watching the Barrington Patch!
Ellen August 12, 2011 at 12:45 AM
@ Dennis Carr WOW, a racist and proud of it. It is the republicpukes and the tea baggers, determined, at all costs, to see Obama fail so they can gain back power, that has put the country in a tail spin. Tea baggers are racists, terrorists and hayseeders -- with some nice but very ignorant people sprinkled into the mix. So ignorant that they didn't even know what tea bagging was when they gave themselve the name.
Dennis August 12, 2011 at 04:26 AM
As long as I am called Whitey and Zero spent twenty years with Pastor Wright, who since he retired lives in a "Trinity United purchased a lot in Tinley Park, a predominantly white Chicago suburb, and built Wright a 10,340-square-foot (961 m2) mansion valued at $1.6 million dollars." GET THAT, PREDOMINANTLY WHITE! WHY? 10,340 square for hate speeches? I live in a 950 square home, so I believe I can call them as I see them.. Don't forget how he educated Zero: ~~~ "Sen. Barack Obama's pastor says blacks should not sing "God Bless America" but "God damn America." The Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Obama's pastor for the last 20 years at the Trinity United Church of Christ on Chicago's south side, has a long history of what even Obama's campaign aides concede is "inflammatory rhetoric," including the assertion that the United States brought on the 9/11 attacks with its own "terrorism." And your use of "republicpukes is juvenile at best! The Constitution has the word Republic, and you will not find democrat or democracy in any of it. This is a Republic and not a Communist country that Zero O'booboo is trying to make it...Tea Baggers are Americans, tired of the crap that 40 years of Joe Biden's have made America a shambles.... And your IGNORANCE is proof if you think they gave that name to themselves...If it wasn't for the orginal tea baggers, you would not be an American, you would be British.
Ellen August 12, 2011 at 06:59 PM
Dennis, There was an election. You lost. Get over it. Somehow, in your mind, calling the president Zero O'booboo is mature but using the term republicpukes is juvenile? I'm assuming you also hear voices in your head talking to each other. You are the IGNORANT one if you don't know they called themselves Tea Baggers until they realized how they were being laughed at. Grow up! Being a loser in a 950 sq ft apartment doesn't justify being a jerk.
Dennis August 13, 2011 at 12:17 AM
I did not mention that I was a loser?.... The 950 square foot (I can spell whole words) is a HOUSE! Growing up in boreington does not automatically make you rich! However the comfortable home brought forth to beautiful children, obedient to their Mother and Father, neither does drugs or alcohol, although they know how to get and use them...My daughter went your High School and graduated, except, she could barely write and math was a problem, three years at work and I had the daughter that the Boreington School District could not provide...My son is mentally handicapped, somewhat like you, except he can think for himself and does not let the government do his thinking for him..... And your right, republicpukes is juvenile! I have zero need of O'Booboo, he never worked a day of his life in REAL labor, but yet he became a millionaire, simply because his brothers and sisters are taken in by his brand of BS! I am not...he is a liar, he is a fake, he made promise's and NONE have appeared! He is going to turn and end run the Constitution and do what HE thinks is best, instead of all the "high quality" advisors he has...If we have country after he has butchered it, I will be amazed... Ellen, I believe I know you, or rather the type! You think that I would give up under the assualt by your superior mind, however, their are some out there that know me! Ignorance is not threat to me...it is a challenge that I love!
Dennis August 13, 2011 at 12:20 AM
Ellen, has a post scipt, you are the loser, you spend your life responding to me, tells me how little in your life you have left....After your husband got bored and fell asleep..
Jim August 13, 2011 at 12:32 AM
"(I can spell whole words) is a HOUSE! ........ the comfortable home brought forth to beautiful children, obedient to their Mother and Father," Dennis: You may be able to spell whole words, but appears you do not know which words to use, or how to use them. Believe you meant to use the word "two" in the above.
Dennis August 13, 2011 at 03:34 AM
Sorry about that, I was educated at the Barrington Hough Street School and the High School, which I had to walk too because I lived to close for bus service! Plus I never had enough money as the "new" residents did, you know, the Porsche crowd....And my father being a working grunt could never afford to buy one, much less a brand new one that the Barrington kids kill themselves in every year, usually on a drinking binge, while daddy and mommy travel to Spain... My first two (2) cars cost 100 bucks, one broke down in two weeks and the dealer gave me another one...Taught me a lot about buying cars... Now, I have to wonder, my guess is your married to Ellen and feel the need to protect, OR, you think her points are not valid and you have to butt in...Either way I really don't care other than to point it out...Sorry that I have to be short, but I have gone to the Sycamore Threshing Bee Thursday and today and am going tomorrow and take more fantastic pictures, saying that, I bid a fond farewell… "Dennis: You may be able to spell whole words, but appears you do not know which words to use, or how to use them. Believe you meant to use the word "two" in the above."
Ellen August 13, 2011 at 03:57 AM
Dennis, Get some therapy! You are quite narcissistic, which seems to be the least of your problems. I am now clicking on Stop Following so don't waste your time "responding". I can go visit the local psych ward if I want to hear this kind of babble. Bye, bye ye troubled one! Go back to gazing at yourself in the mirror now. If you are able to see the reflection of your tin foil hat, perhaps you might want to take it off and give your brain a rest.
Dennis August 14, 2011 at 02:37 AM
I must have stuck a nerve with Jim being your better half, by a mere millions miles and I really am glad your have stopped following, since your arguments are below my level...
Dennis August 14, 2011 at 02:45 AM
"Go back to gazing at yourself in the mirror now. If you are able to see the reflection of your tin foil hat, perhaps you might want to take it off and give your brain a rest." Make sure you don't look in the mirror, if you think I need therapy, if you think I am narcissistic, if you think that I am in a psych ward, if you think I wear a tin foil hat and I should give my brain a rest, may I ask why you debated for a week? Now who is the fool, I said something and Lou, Jim, and Ellen and Bill who deleted his comment refused to let me say what I wanted and just not argue the point...Four people whose lifestyle of the Poor and infamous, seeing as to a person are liberal...Leave me alone now....And Ellen, I know you will peek back at this, have a nice day.


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