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Ryanair FR4978 intercepted by Belarus Air Force

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Ryanair FR4978 got intercepted by the Belarus Air Force today while on a flight from Athens to Vilnius. It landed at Minsk, so the Belarus police could arrest a journalist on board
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Pretty bad story that is....... :oops:

More of a hijack than an interception....
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Press pictures show the aircraft to be SP-RSM of Polish carrier Ryanair Sun. Certain presidents laughing their heads off.
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https://simpleflying.com/uk-caa-suspends-belavia/
May 24, 2021
3 minute read

In response to international condemnation of an incident in Belarus,
the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA)
has suspended the operating permit of Belarus’s national carrier, Belavia.

In addition, the CAA is requesting all UK airlines to avoid using Belarus airspace as a safety precaution.
It could potentially impact the two main cargo airlines,
TransAVIAexport Airlines and Rubystar,
had they been planning to fly UK missions in the near future.
The French government has requested the International Civil Aviation Authority (ICAO)
suspend all international flights over Belarusian airspace.
...much more thru
https://simpleflying.com/uk-caa-suspends-belavia/
Today, Ryanair flights have continued to cross Belarusian airspace.
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And today the Belarus minister of transport claimed Hamas was responsible for the bomb threat, to force Israel to a cease fire in Gaza. Guess the news in Belarus is a couple days later than elsewhere...
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https://www.ad.nl/buitenland/premier-ru ... ~a51d8024/
Premier Mark Rutte roept KLM op niet meer over Wit-Rusland te vliegen,
na de gedwongen landing van een RyanAir-vlucht en de arrestatie van een oppositieleider die aan boord was van dat toestel.

Buitenlandredactie 24-05-21, 19:17 Laatste update: 19:19
...we shall see whether KLM will comply with that request. It is not legally binding, as yet.... :|
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silent diplomacy has started today with the arrival of RSD034 RA-96017 at MSQ?
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Marcovh wrote: 27 May 2021, 15:40 silent diplomacy has started today with the arrival of RSD034 RA-96017 at MSQ?
Quite regular visitors, probably not connected
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