A passenger plane is really landing at the airport of Damascus, during air strikes by Israel on targets in Syria on 6 February. This is evidenced by the data portal FlightRadar, which tracks flights. They drew the attention of The Aviationist.
The defense Ministry reported that the aircraft of the Jewish state nearly brought down the airliner with 172 passengers that flew from Tehran. However, according to the portal, it was an Airbus A320-211, flying from the Iraqi An-Najaf. He belongs to the airline Cham Wing Airlines, its flight number 6Q514.
According to the map, the plane is actually landing in Damascus, but then abruptly changed course and flew towards the Russian airbase Hamim. It is noted that the A320 was forwarded by the mission control center of the Syrian capital because of the air defense system has recorded four Israeli F-16 fighter. They were in a state of high alert, and the plane could get caught in the crossfire.
On 7 February it was reported that the schedule arrival flights of the airport of Damascus there was no plane that supposedly “was almost shot down”.
Prior to that, the defense Ministry said that Israeli F-16 fighter jets struck with missiles “air-land” on the suburbs of Damascus after two o’clock, when landing in the Syrian capital came an Airbus-320. The Ministry said that Israel is already not the first to use civilian planes for cover from the retaliatory strikes of the Syrian air defense.
In September 2018 the Russian reconnaissance aircraft Il-20 was hit by a Syrian missile system s-200 present Israeli F-16 fighter after a strike on targets in Syria. The Minister of defence of Russia Sergey Shoigu laid the blame for the incident on Israel, and the army of the Jewish state on Damascus, Iran and Hezbollah.
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