October 17th, 2012

Hungarian Fighter Aces Successfully Fly Up to Other Plane, Say “Hi”


Anyone who doubts the wisdom of Hungary spending trillions of forints to maintain a fleet of advanced Gripen fighter planes to patrol a country you can fly across in the time it takes to put on a flight suit may still be doubting today, after state media alerted the nation to an incident in which two of the military jets were dispatched on Monday to intercept a passenger plane that briefly strayed into Hungarian airspace without calling in for clearance. The two Gripens were scrambled at approximately 12:15 p.m. and reached the intruding aircraft minutes later, and then flew home. [hirado.hu]

And here is what people were saying back before we forced readers to use Facebook to comment. Weren't those the days?
  1. Top Gun says:

    what were they expected to do? blow him out of the sky? it was a show of power…

  2. Fidesz Watcher says:

    Maybe Viktor thinks we need the fighter jets to prevent Slovakia or Romania invading Hungarian soil.

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