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Passenger jet intercepted by Hungary Gripens

Passenger jet intercepted by Hungary Gripens

The Hungarian army’s Gripen fighter jets were scrambled on Tuesday to intercept a passenger jet which entered unannounced Slovenia‘s airspace patrolled by Hungary, the defence ministry said.

NATO’s Combined Air Operations Centre alerted the Gripen fighters as the Airbus 330 aircraft en route from Belgium to Uganda failed to establish contact with Slovenia’s civilian air traffic control after it entered the neighbouring country’s airspace, the ministry said in a statement.

The plane, however, maintained its flight path, it said.

The Gripens escorted the passenger jet to the border point where it established contact with Croatian civilian air traffic control, the ministry said.

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Source: MTI

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