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Trump barred from using his private helicopter

President Donald Trump Can Only Look At The Personal Helicopter Parked On The Front Lawn Of His Mar-a-Lago Resort. As Far As Going For A Ride In It, He's Grounded.

PTI | Updated on: 10 Apr 2017, 08:37:07 AM
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Palm Beach (US):

A personal helicopter of President Donald Trump sits on the front lawn of his Mar-a-Lago resort, showing off all its beauty. But as far as taking it out for a ride is concerned, the US President is not allowed to do so.

The Secret Service says standard security protocol requires the president to fly on either Air Force One, a jumbojet, or Marine One, a helicopter. The agency says Trump was never on the helicopter.

It's hard to miss: The Sikorsky S-76 carries Trump's name in bold red print on the tail and step, and his personal family seal. The billionaire turned president owns two.

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The helicopter appeared on Sunday on the newly paved helipad of Mar-a-Lago, then left a few hours later. The White House didn't respond to questions about the reason the helicopter was there. 

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First Published : 10 Apr 2017, 08:13:00 AM