13:01 Aug. 1, 2016
Russian pilot enters restricted aerial zone, is forced to land
Two Polish F16 fighter jets have intercepted a Russian light aircraft flying towards the city of Krakow, TVN24 reports. The incident occurred on Friday, July 29.
The Polish pilots forced the plane to change its course and land on an airfield in Radom.
The Russian pilot was heading to Radom to take part in the aerial acrobatics world championship. However, he entered the restricted zone introduced within 100km around Krakow for security reasons during the World Youth Day.
The pilot was detained for an explanation but later released.