GCAA condemns dangerous action of Qatari jets

Statement issued condemning ‘irresponsible acts against civilian air traffic on regular, scheduled service’

Abu Dhabi: The General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has condemned the reckless manner in which two Qatari fighter jets dangerously approached two UAE-registered commercial planes while flying over in Bahraini air space on Monday.

The Qatari move was a flagrant and serious threat to civil aviation and air navigation safety.

The pilot of one plane had to perform an emergency manoeuvre to avoid colliding with the Qatari jets.

In a statement issued on Monday, the GCAA said it was not the first time that such “provocation” had happened. Two similar acts have been reported to the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO).

“The GCAA condemns such irresponsible acts against civilian air traffic on regular, scheduled service on flight-path known to ICAO and reiterates the UAE right to take all necessary actions, granted by the international law,” it added.


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