Whistler From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2056 times:
Well at least they didn't shoot it down this time .
A Boing 747, which violated Russian Airspace, was forced to land at Sheremet'evo-2
Russian Military News. 23.07.2001, Moscow 14:28:27. 22 July at 11:22 a.m. in the 150-km pre-border zone, a "Boeing 747" (Pakistan) violated the rules for the use of Russian airspace, according to the Air Force press service. The aircraft was travelling on the route Islamabad-Manchester (UK) without clearance being filed with the Air Force and PVO. The aircraft did not comply with demands by the OVD (Organization of Air Traffic). At 12:04, a single "MiG-29" sitting alert was scrambled into the air. At 13:38 the violator was forced to land at Sheremet'evo-2. After investigating the cause of the violation and filling out the requisite documents at approximately 17:00 the plane allowed to continue to its destination.
Original Article (Russian)
"Boeing 747", íàðóøèâøèé âîçäóøíîå ïðîñòðàíñòâî ÐÔ, áûë ïîñàæåí â Øåðåìåòüåâî-2.
ÐÁÊ. 23.07.2001, Ìîñêâà 14:28:27. 22 èþëÿ ñ.ã. â 11:22 â 150-êèëîìåòðîâîé ïðèãðàíè÷íîé çîíå áûëî âûÿâëåíî íàðóøåíèå ñàìîëåòîì "Boeing 747" (Ïàêèñòàí) ïîðÿäêà èñïîëüçîâàíèÿ âîçäóøíîãî ïðîñòðàíñòâà ÐÔ, ñîîáùèëè ÐÁÊ â ïðåññ-ñëóæáå ÂÂÑ. Ñàìîëåò ñëåäîâàë ïî ìàðøðóòó Èñëàìàáàä - Ìàí÷åñòåð áåç çàÿâêè, óâåäîìëåíèÿ îðãàíîâ ÂÂÑ è ÏÂÎ. Ñàìîëåò íå âûïîëíèë òðåáîâàíèÿ îðãàíîâ ÎÂÄ (îðãàíèçàöèè âîçäóøíîãî äâèæåíèÿ). Â 12:04 äëÿ ïðåêðàùåíèÿ íàðóøåíèÿ â âîçäóõ áûë ïîäíÿò äåæóðíûé ýêèïàæ "ÌèÃ-29". Â 13:38 ñàìîëåò-íàðóøèòåëü áûë ïðèíóæäåí ê ïîñàäêå íà àýðîäðîì Øåðåìåòüåâî-2. Ïîñëå âûÿñíåíèÿ ïðè÷èí íàðóøåíèÿ è îôîðìëåíèÿ íåîáõîäèìûõ äîêóìåíòîâ, ïðèìåðíî â 17:00, ñàìîëåòó áûë ðàçðåøåí ïîëåò äî ïóíêòà íàçíà÷åíèÿ.
OO-AOG From Switzerland, joined Dec 2000, 1426 posts, RR: 5 Reply 2, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1913 times:
I wonder how a flight dispatcher made the mistake to overflight Russia without PPR, or maybe was it the pilot that took a shorter route (the great circle route between ISB and MAN is indeed overflying Moscow FIR).
Ariana727ADV From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 5, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1787 times:
My friend told me to read this article over a Pakistani website and this is what I read.
Pakistan regrets Russian action to divert passenger jet
(Updated at 1900 PST)
KARACHI: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Monday insisted it had permission to fly through Russian airspace after one of its Manchester-bound Boeing-747s was forced to land by a Russian fighter jet.
The PIA also expressed regret over Sunday's incident, in which a Russian MiG-29 fighter intercepted the PIA jet and forced it to land at Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport.
"The Pakistani Boeing-747 had permission to fly through Russian air space and we faxed this to the Russian aviation authorities after the plane was forced to land," PIA spokesman Bashir Ahmed told a news agency.
Whistler From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 9, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1676 times:
Well it seems we have a Russian article that says the Pakistanis were wrong and a Pakistani article that says the Russians are wrong. I am not qualified to say which one is correct, either of them COULD have made a mistake.
Rm-11 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 137 posts, RR: 2 Reply 10, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1623 times:
Here is another article.
PIA clarifies diversion of flight to Moscow
LAHORE : A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) scheduled flight PK-701 (ISB-MAN) was diverted and asked to land at Moscow airport by the Moscow Air Traffic Control due to misunderstanding as the Russian authorities were under the misconception that the PIA did not possess the requisite permission to fly over Russian airspace.
A PIA spokesperson on Monday clarified that under the current summer schedule, effective March 25, 2001, two PIA flights (PK-901 on Sunday and Thursday) have been operating on this particular route, flying over the Russian airspace and that there has been no record of any such incident.
The spokesperson added it appears that owing to some confusion within the Moscow air traffic control personnel, the said flight was asked to land at Moscow. Shortly after landing, the Moscow Control authorities allowed the flight to proceed to its destination as soon as it had completed refuelling and other departure related formalities.
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