IAF jets scrambled to escort plane that entered reactor's airspace

IAF jets escort airplane

By JPOST.COM STAFF
October 6, 2009 12:55

An Ultra Light aircraft was escorted by two IAF fighter jets in the skies above Arad on Tuesday afternoon, after the plane accidentally entered the airspace above the nuclear reactor in Dimona. The plane took off from Rishon Lezion in the morning, but made a mistake navigating and accidentally entered the no-fly zone above the reactor. The Israel Air Force Control Unit spotted the aircraft, and two fighter jets were scrambled in its direction.


Related Content

Breaking news
April 24, 2018
Russia's Lavrov says U.S. has no intention to leave Syria - RIA

By REUTERS

Israel Weather
  • 16 - 31
    Beer Sheva
    17 - 25
    Tel Aviv - Yafo
  • 15 - 27
    Jerusalem
    16 - 27
    Haifa
  • 19 - 32
    Elat
    18 - 32
    Tiberias