Turkish Military Planes Enter Athens FIR, in First Infringement Since July 14

4 September 2016
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A pair of Turkish fighter planes on Friday entered the Athens Flight Information Region (FIR), in the first infringement of the Athens FIR since a failed coup attempt in the neighbouring country. According the Hellenic National Defence General Staff (HNDGS), the Turkish Air Force F-16s entered the Athens FIR without submitting flight plans in the southeastern Aegean, committing one violation for air traffic regulations.

The two Turkish aircrafts were not armed and were identified and intercepted by Greek fighter jets.

The last Athens FIR infringement was on July 14, the day before the coup attempt, when six Turkish fighter planes and three naval cooperation CN-235 aircrafts had entered the Athens FIR without submitting flight plans, committing four violations of air traffic rules that turned into 16 violations of national airspace in various parts of the Aegean.

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