GCAA condemns two Qatari fighter jets for approaching UAE planes

GCAA condemns two Qatari fighter jets for approaching UAE planes

Abu Dhabi - The incident happened in Bahraini airspace.



By Staff Report

Published: Tue 27 Mar 2018, 12:00 AM

Last updated: Tue 27 Mar 2018, 2:10 PM

The UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) on Monday condemned Qatar's fighter jets that approached two UAE registered civil planes in a 'dangerous manner' on Monday afternoon.
The incident happened in Bahraini airspace, GCAA said in a brief statement.
The action prompted the pilot of one of the UAE-registered planes to make a maneuver in order to avoid colliding with the Qatari military jets.
"This is deemed a blatant move by Qatar to jeopardise the safety of civilian planes and air navigation," the statement said.
The GCAA confirmed that this is not the first time that Qatar had taken such provocative actions - as it was preceded by two similar incidents, which GCAA had lodged a complaint against with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

The GCAA thus condemned such irresponsible acts by Qatar around civil aviation traffic that follows particular air routes, well known to the ICAO. The GCAA, therefore, reiterates UAE's right to take any necessary action in such situations under international laws.

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