: Polish fighter jets intercept Russian aircraft near Krakow

13:01 Aug. 1, 2016

Polish fighter jets intercept Russian aircraft near Krakow

Two Polish Air Force Russian made Mig 29's fly above and below two Polish Air Force U.S. made F-16's fighter jets during the Air Show in Radom, Poland, Aug. 27, 2011. (AP Photo)

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.

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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.

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