Nordwind Commercial Passenger Flight Dodges Missiles over Syria

Monday, April 29, 2013
By George Hatcher

On April 29, we saw a report that Nordwind passenger airlines dodged missles over Syria.

The Airbus A320-232 was flying from Sharm el Sheikh-Ophira Airport to Kazan Airport (from Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt to Kazan, Russia) was over Syria when two missiles exploded in the air close by.

Interfax.ru reported the crew steered the jet and saved the passengers’ lives. Unidentified forces launched the two ground-to-air missiles which came very close.

Russian authorities announced the incident.

On April 29, at 0455 (Moscow time), a Northern Wind plane was travelling in Syrian airspace from Sharm el Sheikh to Kazan and the pilot crew has recorded military activities on the ground that could have endangered the plane and 159 passengers.

Pilots made a safe landing.

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