Russian plane violates Estonian airspace (12)

An-72 (AP/Scanpix)
7/10/2015 2:22 PM
Category: Defense

Russian army's An-72 transport plane entered Estonian airspace without permission on Thursday at 12:45. The Russian embassy has been issued a démarche over airspace violation.

The intrusion happened near Vaindloo island and lasted for less than a minute.

The plane's transponder was switched on and it had a flight plan, which specified a route in international airspace. The plane had radio contact with Estonian air traffic controllers, Estonian Defense Forces said.

The violation was registered by air traffic control in Ämari Air Base.

M. Oll

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