Bahrain Files Complaint against Qatar to ICAO

Bahrain Files Complaint against Qatar to ICAO

Tuesday, 27 March, 2018 - 11:15
This undated file photo shows cars traveling along the King Fahd Causeway linking the two Gulf kingdoms of Saudi Arabia and Bahrain. (Reuters)
Manama - Obeid Al Suhaimi
Bahrain’s Civil Aviation Affairs said that two Qatari warplanes were detected flying at an altitude of 30,000 feet above the international waters, within Bahrain Flight Information Region (FIR) without any prior authorization.

The two fighters flew deliberately under a UAE Airbus A320, with ident/call sign of A6HMS, en route from Fujairah to Rome, prompting Bahrain’s Air Surveillance to intervene and take the necessary measures to ensure aviation safety, the state-owned Bahrain News Agency reported.

The Emirati A320 jet then flew at a higher altitude of 35,000 feet to avoid the Qatari fighters, which consistently violate international conventions and jeopardize the movement of civil aviation in the region.

In the statement, the Civil Aviation Affairs condemned the irresponsible act, announcing that the necessary measures have been taken to file complaint with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

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