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British passenger plane nearly crashed into IAF fighter jet

Collision between a British passenger plane and an Israel Air Force F-16 in Israeli airspace averted at the last second.

By Zohar Blumenkrantz 19.10.10

British passenger plane almost crashed into an Israeli Air Force F-16 fighter jet last month, it emerged on Tuesday.

The serious incident, which occurred near Eilat at the end of September and is being disclosed to the general public only now, is being investigated by Civil Aviation Authority and the IAF.

A complaint was filed with the Egyptian aviation authorities, who were responsible for supervising the flight of the British plane, Haaretz learned on Monday.

The incident involved a passenger plane that took off from Sharm el-Sheikh on its way to Europe, was not supposed to pass through Israeli airspace and was under Egyptian jurisdiction.

The plane had adopted its flight path from the Taba area towards El


Added: Oct-20-2010 
By: aydeo
Tags: Israel Air Force, British Airways, Egypt, Sinai, Sharm el-Sheikh
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