The pilot of an airplane that ventured into Washington DC restricted airspace says he and his student pilot simply got lost.
But one local pilot we spoke with says if a pilot is paying attention, that's really no excuse.
"If they were going cross country, it was just poor pre-planning. And if they were out for just a little flight around the territory it was still very poor judgment, because they should have known it was there." says pilot Bob Dunn.