Updated: Tuesday, 19 Oct 2010, 8:23 PM EDT
Published : Tuesday, 19 Oct 2010, 4:36 PM EDT
Groton, Conn. (WTNH) - Three Israeli nationals who got a little too close to a military helicopter at Groton-New London Airport are being questioned by police.
The incident happened Tuesday morning around 8:20.
The men told police that they wanted to get a closer look at the Black Hawk helicopte r, which was in an area of their Cessna and not cordoned off. Officers from the National Guard stopped the men when they approached the Black Hawk and detained them for further questioning.
The men told police that they were leaving on their private plane after spending the day at an area casino.
Their plane remains grounded and the men are in custody until their identities can be confirmed.