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

IAF jets escort airplane

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.

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