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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Ministry: US planes violated Finnish airspace

C-17 Globemaster IIITwo American C-17 military transport planes are suspected of violating Finnish airspace on Sunday evening, the Ministry of Defence says.

The apparent violation took place south of the maritime province of Ă…land around 5 pm Sunday. It lasted around 15 minutes, Defence Ministry communications director Max Arhippainen told Yle on Sunday evening.

"Around five o’clock, two US transport aircraft violated Finnish airspace for about a quarter of an hour. They were C-17 aircraft," he said.

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