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  • Austrian Airlines Under Fighter Escort
    Posted by Robert Wall 8:43 AM on Mar 30, 2009

    The Austrian air force conducted a simulated air-intercept of an Austrian Airlines flight, providing this wonderful picture of the carrier’s new winglet-equipped Boeing 767 alongside the military’s Eurofighter Typhoon.


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    The “intercept” occurred on March 27 around 11 a.m. The two sides simulated a forced landing, with the 767 touching down around 11:45 a.m.

    The Austrian air force says it conducted 73 intercepts last year. The country’s air force and flag carrier have been working together for some time.

    [Photo: Austrian defense ministry]

    Tags: tw99, AUA, Typhoon, 767

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