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Mistaken identity: French plane entered Swedish air space – not Russian as reported

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by poncho, Nov 17, 2014.

  1. poncho

    poncho Well-Known Member

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    The Swedish military has confirmed a “Russian” aircraft that entered Swedish airspace on Saturday was actually French. The Expressen newspaper had falsely reported a Russian plane was "a couple of kilometers on the wrong side of the border.”

    The military plane actually turned out to be from France and Jesper Tengroth, a press officer for the Swedish military said they are now going to investigate what the plane was actually doing there. Speaking to The Local news website, he was unable to give any further details about the French aircraft and added the Expressen publication would, “have to take responsibility for their sources.”

    http://rt.com/news/206267-airspace-sweden-france-plane/
     
  2. Doubting Thomas

    Doubting Thomas Active Member

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    Quick! Let's invade France...or at least impose draconian sanctions on that aggressive nation!
     
  3. poncho

    poncho Well-Known Member

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    Agreed! The sooner the better! And while we're at it let's bring back "freedom fries"!
     
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