No confirmation on whether jet belonged to embattled Libyan leader Gaddafi
A Libyan jet flew through Greek
controlled air space and headed to Egypt but there was no
information on whether it belonged to Libyan leader Muammar
Gaddafi and who was on board, Greek officials said on Wednesday.
"A Libyan Falcon jet reported to Athens FIR [Flight
Information Region] that it was passing through and heading to
Egypt. It was in Greek FIR for about 15 minutes. We do not know
who was on the plane or who it belongs to," the official, who
requested anonymity, told Reuters.
Greek media had reported earlier that it might have been one
of Gaddafi's jets.
Greek air traffic controllers said two people on board were
crew members but they were not identified.
"It submitted a flight plan from Tripoli to Cairo and had
two people on board but we don't know who they are," said an
Athens air traffic controller who declined to be named.
He said it was common for flights from Libya to Egypt to
report to Greek FIR.