REPORT: Russian Fighter Planes Intentionally Violated Sweden’s Airspace

Friday, September 19, 2014
By Paul Martin

David Cenciotti, The Aviationist
BusinessInsider.com
Sept. 19, 2014

On September 17, two Russian Su-24 Fencer combat planes intentionally violated Sweden’s airspace, the Expressen newspaper reported.

According to the Swedish media outlet, the incursion saw the two aircraft skirt Polish airspace before heading north, at low altitude, towards Öland Island, in the Baltic Sea. At around 12:00 PM LT, the Russian planes entered the airspace over the Swedish territorial waters south of Öland.

Swedish Defense officials confirmed Jas-39 Gripen fighters were scrambled from Ronneby airbase, in southern Sweden, to intercept the Russian planes but they did not reach the intruders. The Su-24s, after flying a couple of kilometers on the wrong side of the border, reportedly eastbound again, most probably towards the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad.

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