Qatar fighter jets harass Emirates aircraft

Dubai: Qatar fighter jets dangerously approached Emirates aircraft EK 837 flying from Dubai to Bahrain on Sunday.

The aircraft was carrying 86 passengers while crossing Bahraini air space and was following a scheduled flight path.

Watch: Qatari jets intercept UAE aircraft

The aircraft had adhered to necessary approvals and international permits.

The Qatar fighter jets followed and approached the Emirates aircraft, reducing the horizontal distance to less than two miles and vertical separation to 700 feet, leaving just a few seconds before a possible collision of the aircraft.

It was a dangerous approach endangering the lives of passengers.

Following the incident, the UAE General Authority of Civil Aviation has said on Sunday that it will file a complaint with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) regarding this violation.

 

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