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Combat aircraft of Russia’s Baltic Fleet were rushed to the Lithuanian border on Wednesday to repel a possible violation by what turned out to be an unnaturally thick and fast moving cloud, the RIA-Novosti news agency reported citing the Baltic Fleet’s press service.
The press service said that a Su-27 fighter was ordered into the air near Russia’s Baltic Sea enclave of Kaliningrad after radar spotted a light plane entering Russian airspace from Lithuania. However, the plane found nothing after reaching the border area.
The Baltic Fleet’s air defense command post, military officials and Lithuania and Poland later revealed the intruder was actually a thick cloud that was being driven by a strong wind.
“Our fighter approached the trespasser to make it land or leave Russian air space”, the press service said. “A closer examination showed that there was a cloud instead of a light plane and it was coming from the territory of Lithuania,” the Baltic Fleet’s spokesman said.
Originally posted by andpau66
Did you guys see this?
Russian Combat Jets Scrambled to Repulse Trespasser Cloud
Stories related? This cloud must have been up to no good.
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