Aviation News

October 20, 2010

British Airliner Strays Into Israeli Airspace, Has Near-Miss with Fighter Jet

More articles by »
Written by: BNO News
Tags: , ,

A British passenger plane strayed into Israeli airspace after taking off from Egypt and nearly collided with an Israeli Air Force fighter jet, the Israeli military said on Tuesday.

According to the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) spokesperson’s office, the near-accident happened on September 25 when a Europe-bound British plane took off from Sharm el-Sheikh and shortly afterward, it suddenly strayed north, crossing 13 miles (20 kilometers) into Israeli airspace.

Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported that the fighter was an F-16 Hawk, but details regarding the identity of the airliner remain a mystery.

The British plane, that was under the authority of Egyptian air traffic controllers, strayed north into Israeli airspace “without co-ordination or approval.” The Israeli military said Israeli air traffic controllers prevented a collision.

A complaint was filed with the Egyptian civil aviation authority.

With reporting by Matt Molnar

About the Author

BNO News



What’s Happening At The 2019 Paris Air Show (Updated 3X)

The 2019 edition of the Paris Air Show is happening this week. The biennial show is traditionally a place where new aircraft are launched and new orders flow in. Follow along here all this week as we recap each day’s happ...
by Ben Granucci


United Airlines Moves to its New LaGuardia Home

United's new five-gate section at LaGuardia's Central Terminal Building replacement has opened for business.
by Ben Granucci



JetBlue Unveils Bruins Themed “Bear Force One”

JetBlue's "Bear Force One," a jet featuring the Boston Bruins hockey team's black and gold logo, was unveiled to the public on May 13, 2019.
by Michael Lothrop


The Refreshed Aer Lingus Livery: Teal Is The New Green

Aer Lingus revealed a new livery last week. We take a look at the changes and share our thoughts on the new look.
by Ben Granucci


UAS in the USA: A History of Drone Regulations

The FAA has developed regulations for drone operators to operate their UAS for fun or for profit in a legal and safe environment, but the path was not always quick or straightforward.
by David J. Williams