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GCAA: Qatari fighter jets buzz second UAE civil aircraft

ABU DHABI, 15th January, 2018 (WAM) -- The UAE General Civil Aviation Authority, GCAA, has announced a second interception by Qatari fighter-planes of a UAE civilian aircraft on a routine flight to Manama, Bahrain.

The GCAA regarded this incident as "a renewed breach of international laws and conventions, and a flagrant and serious threat to the safety of civil aviation."

The authority is examining legal options available to it via the International Civil Aviation Organisation, ICAO, and other relevant bodies.


WAM/Nour Salman