Bombardier at the eleventh international exhibition of business aviation Jet Expo 2016
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Russian passenger plane was forced to urgently decrease the flight to the Kuril Islands, to avoid collision with foreign military plane, presumably related to NATO
As informs Agency “Interfax”, the plane’s Bombardier, the Russian airline on the night of 5 January, they flew from Sakhalin in the Kuril Islands. When he reached a height of 6 thousand meters, controllers noticed approaching the airliner at the same altitude of an unidentified aircraft, which did not respond to queries from the earth, said the Agency interlocutor.
“The decision was made to emergency lowering of a passenger plane in order to avoid a dangerous approaching or even mid-air collisions,” – said the Agency interlocutor.
To get in touch with the pilot of the unidentified aircraft dispatchers and failed. According to the source Agency, was able to capture the signal aircraft radar transponder of an unidentified side. According to the international classification it belongs to aircraft of NATO, the source said.
In a press-service of the Federal air transport Agency RBC declined to comment about the incident with the Russian passenger plane. “On behalf of ATM [Federal state unitary enterprise “state ATM Corporation” – RBC] and the Federal air transport Agency state that we do not comment on this issue”, – said RBC official representative of Rosaviation Sergey Izvolsky.
According to the online scoreboard airport in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, on the Kuril Islands Sakhalin island the morning of January 5 (2:20 GMT) flew the Bombardier airline “Aurora”.