Israeli F-16s buzzed the summer residence of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad early on Aug. 11th, as a warning that Israel holds Damascus responsible for the recent flare-up on its northern border.
A small plane inadvertently ventured into the 30-mile no-fly zone over President Bush's motorcade as the president returned to Philadelphia International Airport on Thursday, officials said. The pilot was taken into custody, then released several hours later.
The Air Force reported that two F-16 jets released flares over Bush's Crawford ranch just after noon on Sunday to warn a private pilot of the restricted airspace.
Indonesia's air force went into high alert on thursday after its radar detected what it said were five U.S. F-18 jets flying in the country's airspace over the Java sea.
Captain Lubis, a Indonesia Air Force spokesman, said that two F-16 block 15OCU were deployed to intercept the U.S. Hornets which were maneuvering over Bawean Island off the eastern coast of Java island .
Two Turkish F-16s harassed a commercial plane of the Greek express courier company "Veravia". The propeller cargo plane had taken off from Athens' "Eleftherios Venizelos" International Airport and was en route to Larnaca Airport in Cyprus.
Belgian F-16s from the Quick Reaction Alert in Klein Brogel scrambled two times in two days time to intercept a civilian aircraft. The first interception was on Friday June 20th when a Lebanese DC-8 on route to Ostend (Belgium) had not communicated with air traffic control (ATC) for a while. The F-16s which were already in the air for a training when the NATO command centre in Kalkar (Germany) asked the F-16s to get a visual check.
Today, two Turkish F-16s flew close to an Olympic Airways Boeing 717 in Greek airspace, triggering the crash avoidance alarm and prompting a protest by the Greek Foreign Ministry. The passenger plane (flight 321) was en route from Athens to Istanbul.
A former Turkish naval commander confirmed on Monday that a Greek warplane had shot down a Turkish F-16 fighter in the Aegean in 1996. The incident, which cost the life of one of the two Turkish pilots, Captain Nail Erdogan, was attributed to an accident at a time of heightened tension.
An F-16 fighter jet was sent to investigate a plane carrying Gov. Jeb Bush after it lost radio contact Wednesday on approach to Reagan National Airport in Washington. It was unclear why the plane lost radio contact at 7:30 a.m. Once contact was re-established, controllers were able to authenticate that they were who they said they were.
A new Turkish provocation was recorded yesterday at 11 AM over the Aegean Sea during a small scale aeronautic military exercise, code-named 'Triena' (Trident). This drill was taking place in the sea region between the islands of Limnos and Lesvos.
Two Turkish F-16 jets yesterday violated the Athens Flight Information Region to harass a Greek P3-Orion naval aircraft on a training flight about 80 kilometers (50 miles) southeast of Rhodes.
Yesterday, an Israeli F-16 dropped a one-ton bomb on the residence of Salah Shehadeh, the military chief of Hamas in the Gaza Strip whom the Israelis accuse of being "directly responsible for initiating and directing dozens of attacks," killing him and fourteen others.
At least two people were wounded in southern Gaza Sunday when an Israeli F-16 jet fired a missile at the house where an Islamic radical once lived, Palestinian security sources said.
U.S. warplanes attacked a surface-to-air missile battery in Iraq's southern no-fly zone Saturday after it was moved into a position that threatened American and British aircraft.
Two Turkish F-16s buzzed a plane carrying Greece's transport minister home from Cyprus Wednesday.