Israeli fighters scramble to intercept undeclared airliner

Air Sinai pilots new to the route on April 23, 2016, failed to go through the usual radio identification procedure when approaching Tel Aviv from CairoIsrael scrambled fighter planes Saturday to intercept an unidentified passenger aircraft entering its airspace and escorted it to land at Tel Aviv, the Israeli military told AFP. Israeli media reported that the aircraft turned out to be an Air Sinai flight from Cairo to Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion airport. “Earlier this morning, two Israel Air Force aircraft accompanied a foreign aircraft planning to land at Ben Gurion airport which did not identify itself when entering Israeli airspace,” a military spokeswoman said.

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