Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Update on Previous Post - Over Flight of Agathonisi Island

Several other sources now report that the Turkish fighter aircraft that flew over Agathonisi Island were intercepted by Greek alert fighters. Also, DefenceNet now reports that the Turkish fighters entered an area where Greek and French fighter aircraft were exercising in reserved airspace. A French E-2C Hawkeye Airborne Early Warning & Control aircraft which participated in the exercise notified Greek and French aircraft of the approaching Turkish fighters.

The Turkish fighters were notified that they were entering restricted airspace in which an exercise was being conducted but this did not stop them. They approached the French Rafale fighters within 2 nautical miles. The Turkish fighters flew over Agathonisi on their way out of Greek airspace while being chased by Greek fighters.

1 comment:

  1. Greece should shoot down Turkish war planes that violate its airspace and over fly its territory. This is the ONLY action that will stop this behavior by Turkey. As long as Turkey knows that they can fly as they please without consequences they will obviously continue to do so. SHOOT THEM DOWN!!!!!!