Russia accuses a NATO plane of causing an emergency diversion of an Aeroflot passenger plane

Russian aviation authorities have accused a NATO surveillance aircraft of forcing an Aeroflot passenger flight over the Black Sea to suddenly change course and altitude to avoid a collision.

According to the Interfax news agency, the Russian plane – an A330 that covered the distance from Tel Aviv to Moscow – suddenly had to descend 1,800 meters to avoid a collision. The plane carried 142 passengers on board.

“The course and altitude of civil aircraft changed rapidly. The measures taken by Russian air traffic controllers ensured the safety of flights in the area over the international waters of the Black Sea,” said the Russian civil aviation authority Rosaviatsia.

Russia accuses a NATO plane of causing an emergency diversion of an Aeroflot passenger plane
Russia accuses a NATO plane of causing an emergency diversion of an Aeroflot passenger plane

The Russian authorities identified the NATO aircraft as the CL-600 Artemis, the crew of which, according to their version of the events, never responded. NATO has not yet commented on this incident.

Similar Posts