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Russian military plane intrudes into Estonian airspace

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Around Thursday noon a Russian military aircraft intruded into Estonian airspace and the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has sent a note of protest to the Russian embassy in Tallinn.

On Thursday at 12:10 p.m. an Antonov-72 aircraft of the Russian armed forces entered the Estonian airspace without permission near Vaindloo island, military spokespeople in Tallinn said.

The plane spent less than a minute in Estonian airspace. Its transponder was on and it had filed a flight plan according to which it was to fly in international airspace. The plane did not have radio contact with Estonian Air Navigation Services.

A representative of the Foreign Ministry handed a note of protest to a representative of the Russian mission on Thursday.

This was the third incident recorded in 2015. The first one took place on June 22 and the second one on July 9, both near the island of Vaindloo.

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