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Colombian Commercial Airplane Harassed and Diverted by Venezuelan Military Aircrafts

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posted on Oct, 22 2016 @ 04:40 PM
A serious incident, two Venezuelan aircraft (Sukhoi) intercepted a commercial airplane (Avianca) when it was in the Venezuela's airspace. The Avianca plane covered the route Bogota - Madrid. The 2 Sukhoi went to both sides of the airliner and forced it to change it's route. Colombian president just said all was cleared, I don't believe him, do you?

A plane of the Colombian airline Avianca flying from Madrid to Bogota was allegedly harassed yesterday by a military aircraft to Venezuela when flying over the airspace of the country with 248 passengers on board, incident nearly causing a collision, reported today means local.

You gonna need a translator.

Following what happened, Avianca AV18 decided that flights between Bogota and Barcelona, and AV10, Bogotá-Madrid, do not pass by Venezuelan airspace.

The crew of the Colombian plane contacted Bogota to report the presence of the other aircraft, which followed him so closely that the Avianca plane's TCAS system (acronym for System traffic alert and collision avoidance was activated ), according to Caracol Radio.

The airline has not acted on it, but learned that the incident occurred with a Boeing 787-800 that made Avianca flight 011 between the Spanish capital and Colombia.

The incident with the other plane lasted from 19.00 to 19.30, which was when the Avianca aircraft entered Colombian airspace and the TACS system is automatically deactivated, as could know Efe.

Despite what happened, the plane landed last night in Bogota with its crew and 248 passengers unharmed.

Very fishy.....

It is according to Caracol Radio, when the event occurred from Bogota bridge to the Control Center Maiquetia Airport in Caracas, where he made sure it did not appear a different aircraft to AVA011 on their radar was established, while radars in Colombia recorded another thing.
why the flight from Madrid, who entered the mainland by Nuevo León (Venezuela) and with a flight plan approved by the aeronautical authorities of that country, was subject to the ban it is also unknown.

edit on 22-10-2016 by Trueman because: (no reason given)

edit on 22-10-2016 by Trueman because: (no reason given)

posted on Oct, 22 2016 @ 04:53 PM
a reply to: Trueman

Happy to hear the plan landed and everyone was "unharmed", but I wonder what led to this incident. Lots of unanswered questions, that's for sure

posted on Oct, 22 2016 @ 05:31 PM
Your op and title is misleading, the plane was not diverted, it was followed some time by 1 plane, not 2

posted on Oct, 22 2016 @ 05:40 PM
The Avianca flight lost its transponder, so it wasn't identified on radar. Standard procedure is to intercept unknowns. During an intercept it's possible the interceptors will get close enough to activate TCAS, because they have to get close and do a visual identification, including the cockpit.

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