Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Turkish Warnings to FRONTEX Helicopter

DefenceNet reports that yesterday a Lithuanian Helicopter patrolling the Greek-Turkish border in the Evros province received 79 warnings by radio to leave the area as it was “approcahing” Turkish airspace. The helicopter was flying 500 to 2,000 meters from the border and in Greek airspace when this happened.

The warnings were made by the Canakkale radar station. This is not the first time that such incidents have occurred. The previous one happened last week.

This particular FRONTEX flight received the messages between 23:52 and 00:19 and landed back in Alexndroupoli at 01:12.

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