Saturday, January 29, 2005


Not Anybody, But Russian Pilots, Can Mistake Cloud for Trespasser Plane

`”In the afternoon, the ground services said they had detected a violation of the Russian air border from Lithuania. A tentative examination showed it was a light plane”, the press service reported.

A SU-27 fighter led by Major Alexei Pletnev rose from a military airfield near Kaliningrad, it said.

“Our fighter approached the trespasser to make it land or leave the Russian air space”, the press service said. “A closer examination showed that there was a cloud instead of the light plane and it was coming from the territory of Lithuania”, noted not without humor the spokesman for the press service of the Baltic fleet.’

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