Russian bomber planes intercepted in Dutch airspace

20th January 2011, Comments 1 comment


Two Russian bombers were intercepted by Dutch F-16 planes last night. The Russians had flown into airspace that the Dutch are responsible for. It is not clear why the Russian planes were there.

The F-16s were ordered to monitor the movements of the Bear T-95 planes. Before they entered Dutch airspace, the Russians were escorted by the Norwegian and Danish air force.

The F-16s followed the Russian planes until the British air force took over above the British Isles.

It is not known why the Russians were flying in Dutch airspace, without identifying themselves.






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1 Comment To This Article

  • Dick Flikkema posted:

    on 20th January 2011, 14:14:14 - Reply

    Were those aircraft intercepted or maybe accompanied, shadowed or chased? I haven't read anywhere as of yet that these aircraft were forced to land. I guess my interpretation of intercepting differs from yours.