Tel Aviv-Moscow passenger flight changes course for NATO reconnaissance plane that has crossed its path
Russian airline Aeroflot’s Airbus A330-300, which flew from Tel Aviv to Moscow on Friday, was forced to change course due to a NATO reconnaissance plane got in their way, the Federal Air Transport Agency of Russia said on Saturday.
Authorities said the Alliance’s CL600 aircraft was flying over the waters of the Black Sea, crossing the path of passenger planes, and did not contact air traffic controllers.
When changing the route, 142 passengers they were on the Aeroflot plane. From the company, they pointed out that the pilots they were able to observe the NATO plane during the incident.
In turn, the Federal Air Transport Agency indicated that the region is also home to another airliner, a Maltese CL650 flying from the Russian city of Sochi to Skopje, the capital of North Macedonia.
âThe increased intensity of NATO aircraft flights near the borders of the Russian Federation, including over the Black Sea, presents risks of dangerous incidents with regard to civil aircraft â, underlined the entity.
In this context, he indicated that the Russian air transport authorities will express their protest against the event through diplomatic channels.
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