Gripen fighters of the Hungarian Air Force were scrambled to intercept a C-130 US airplane entering Hungarian airspace from Romania around noon on Wednesday, the defence ministry told MTI.
The Gripens were scrambled by NATO’s Combined Air Operations Centre because the aircraft on route to Germany’s Ramstein failed to establish radio contact with Hungarian air traffic control, the ministry said.
The Gripens established radio contact with the US airplane and after identifying it over Lake Balaton they escorted it outside Hungary’s airspace, the ministry said in a statement.
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