Russian fighter shadows airliner in Cyprus airspace

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It has emerged that a Russian fighter jet approached an Israir Airbus A320 passenger plane mid-flight and few alongside it, reports the Jerusalem Post, citing Ynet.

The incident occurred on Sunday afternoon. The airbus was heading to Tel Aviv from Greece and the incident occurred in Cyprus airspace, where Cyprus Air Traffic Control ordered the aircraft to move apart.

The Sukhoi Su-27 flew for a short distance and was no more than a mile (1.5 kilometers) from the passenger plane, Ynet added.

The report said that while the commercial airliner was never in serious danger, the incident was not...


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Russian fighter shadows airliner in Cyprus airspace


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