Qatari Fighter Jet Intercepts UAE Civilian Aircraft Carrying 86 Passengers

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Qatari Fighter Jet Intercepts UAE Civilian Aircraft Carrying 86 Passengers
Qatar fighter jet (Image: NDTV)

A Qatari fighter plane has intercepted UAE’s civilian aircraft carrying 86 passengers aboard a flight bound for Bahrain.

The Emirati civilian craft had to take evasive manoeuvres to avoid a collision, UAE state news agency WAM reported Sunday.

The Qatari jet is reported to have flown within 200 meters of the civilian aircraft. The UAE’s General Civil Aviation Authority said the maneuver worked just seconds before the collision of the aircrafts, endangering the lives of those on board, Al Arabiya reported Sunday.

“We will file a complaint with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) regarding this infringement,” they said.

“The threat of passenger safety in any way is unacceptable. The incident is a clear repetition of the threat to the safety of civil aviation and a violation of international laws and conventions,” they added.

There was no immediate comment by Qatari officials on the accusation.

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