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Turkish aircrafts infringe Athens FIR

Δημοσίευση 22 Δεκεμβρίου 2010, 11:47 / Ανανεώθηκε 27 Ιουνίου 2013, 14:55
Turkish aircrafts infringe Athens FIR
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Eight Turkish F-16 fighter jets entered the Athens Flight Information Region (FIR) north of the island of Chios at 10:45 a.m. on Tuesday without submitting flight plans, the Greek Armed Forces General Staff announced.

Eight Turkish F-16 fighter jets entered the Athens Flight Information Region (FIR) north of the island of Chios at 10:45 a.m. on Tuesday without submitting flight plans, the Greek Armed Forces General Staff announced.

At 11:10 a.m. the planes flew over the island of Fourni and three minutes later over the island of Agathonissi at a height of 10,000 ft and 24,000 ft respectively, before exiting the Athens FIR south of Samos at 11:14 a.m. Both islands are located in the northeastern Aegean.

The Turkish aircraft were intercepted and identified by Greek air force planes, in accordance with international rules and standard practice.