An aircraft flew low in the airspace of Hungary, Romania, Serbia and Bulgaria

The representatives of the Ministry of National Defense claim that the aircraft, which evolved in the Romanian airspace on the route Oradea – Caransebeş – Drobeta Turnu Severin, did not show a hostile or dangerous behavior.

“At no time did the pilot of the aircraft respond to the radio interrogations or the visual signals transmitted by the intercepting military aircraft, according to the international norms”, transmits MApN.

The aircraft would have taken off from Hungary, in the Debrecen area, around 5.30 pm, without having an approved flight plan and without having started the electronic means of identification of transponder type.

She was intercepted in Hungarian airspace by two Hungarian JAS 39 Gripen military aircraft at 5:38 p.m. The aircraft did not respond to radio interrogations or visual signals from military aircraft.

“At around 17.49, the aircraft entered the Romanian airspace, in the Oradea area, being accompanied by the two Hungarian military aircraft, based on the cross-border agreement between Romania and Hungary. At 17.58, the Hungarian aircraft returned to the base, the target being taken over by two F-16 aircraft of the US Air Force, deployed on the 86th Feteşti Air Base, which were on a patrol mission in the Romanian airspace. The mission of the two American aircraft was similar, of radio interrogation, visual identification and escorting of the target aircraft “, the representatives of the ministry claim.

At 18.36, the air police mission was taken over by two F-16 aircraft of the Romanian Air Force, also taking off from Feteşti.

“The Romanian military aircraft intercepted the target aircraft at 18.42 and continued the interrogation and escort mission. The target aircraft, which continued to respond to radio and visual cues, intersected at around 19.00 for about two minutes with Serbian airspace in an area between Drobeta Turnu Severin and Korbovo. Around 19.09, the target aircraft crossed into the airspace of Bulgaria “, claims the Ministry of Defense.

According to him, the two Romanian F-16 aircraft completed the air police mission and landed in Feteşti around 7.46 pm.

The Ministry of Defense announces that the Bulgarian authorities are currently investigating the area of ​​the last known target position on the ground, in order to identify the aircraft and establish the details.

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