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Rumours fly as Libyan jet passes Greece en route to Egypt

No confirmation on whether jet belonged to embattled Libyan leader Gaddafi

Rumours fly as Libyan jet passes Greece en route to Egypt
FLYING RUMOURS: A Libyan jet flew through Greek controlled air space briefly on Wednesday (Getty Images - for illustrative purposes only)
Rumours fly as Libyan jet passes Greece en route to Egypt
FLYING RUMOURS: A Libyan jet flew through Greek controlled air space briefly on Wednesday (Getty Images - for illustrative purposes only)

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.

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