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Sun Dec 14, 2014, 10:56 AM

11. Russia denies military aircraft 'near miss' with Swedish passenger jet

A war of words has erupted between Sweden and Russia over claims that Moscow’s military aircraft have been endangering civilian aircraft over the Baltic Sea for the second time this year.

Swedish military officials said on Saturday that a Russian reconnaissance plane that had switched off its transponders in order to avoid commercial radar came dangerously close to an airliner flying from Copenhagen to Pozan in Poland.

“This is serious. This is inappropriate. This is outright dangerous when you turn off the transponder,” Swedish Defence Minister Peter Hultqvist said on Swedish radio.

But the Russian ministry of defence hit back on Sunday, saying the aircraft was flying safety and never in danger of colliding with the airliner.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/russia/11292846/Russia-denies-military-aircraft-near-miss-with-Swedish-passenger-jet.html

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