sevenair
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Suspect Plane Escorted In Rome

Fri Apr 08, 2005 11:38 pm

Hey,
news just coming in, of a plane which breached the no fly zone, no details yet, but does anyone know more data>?
 
VS74741R
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RE: Suspect Plane Escorted In Rome

Sat Apr 09, 2005 1:29 am

What no fly zone?  frown 
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7LBAC111
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RE: Suspect Plane Escorted In Rome

Sat Apr 09, 2005 1:30 am

There was a no fly zone imposed over Rome due to the Popes' funeral. Due to the huge number of world leaders, there was a great risk of terrorist attack.

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Danny
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RE: Suspect Plane Escorted In Rome

Sat Apr 09, 2005 1:31 am

Quoting VS74741R (Reply 1):
What no fly zone?

Airspace over Rome was closed for The Pope funeral.
 
carduelis
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RE: Suspect Plane Escorted In Rome

Sat Apr 09, 2005 1:32 am

This has been 'news' since lunchtime . . .

http://www.sky.com/skynews/article/0,,30000-1177687,00.html

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/4425631.stm

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citationjet
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RE: Suspect Plane Escorted In Rome

Sat Apr 09, 2005 1:44 am

The first link calls the executive jet a "Lear Jet 131". I would be suspicious of any Lear 131.
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MD11Engineer
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RE: Suspect Plane Escorted In Rome

Sat Apr 09, 2005 2:15 am

The plane was escorted by two Italian Air Force F-16s to the Italian military base Prattica del Mar south of Rome.

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fraT
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RE: Suspect Plane Escorted In Rome

Sat Apr 09, 2005 5:17 am

According to German news it was a plane from Serbia to pick up a delegation from one of the former Yugoslavian states. They didn't mention what they were thinking when they entered the No-Fly-Zone.
 
simo82
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RE: Suspect Plane Escorted In Rome

Sat Apr 09, 2005 6:39 am

News in Italy had reported that secret services were afraid that there could have been a bomb on board...the aircraft was used by the Serbian delegation and departed from Belgrade


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sevenair
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RE: Suspect Plane Escorted In Rome

Sat Apr 09, 2005 6:49 am

This has been 'news' since lunchtime

funny how it took so long to reach SkyNEws on TV, when there was a sky news web article so soon.