Budapest, April 30 (MTI) – Two Gripens of the Hungarian Air Force were alerted to a British Airways service from Dubai which failed to contact Hungary’s civil air control service before entering the airspace from the direction of Romania on Saturday.
The highest level alert was ordered, the defence ministry said.
The Gripens took off at 12.55pm to intercept and identify the aircraft upon entering Hungary’s airspace and secure its safe passage.
Once the Boeing saw the Gripens, it got in contact with ground control and left the Hungarian airspace. The Gripens finished their mission at 13.21pm and returned to base, the ministry said.
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