A military plane, presumably, one of the countries of NATO closer to the Russian passenger plane Bombardier EN route from Sakhalin to the Kuriles. This “Interfax” said a source in power structures of the defense Ministry.


The incident happened on the night of 5 January. “A Russian passenger plane Bombardier last night took off from Sakhalin and gaining a height of six thousand feet, headed for the Kuril Islands. However, managers noticed approaching the airliner at the same altitude of an unidentified aircraft, which did not respond to queries from the earth,” — said the Agency interlocutor.


According to him, unauthorized unidentified aircraft crossing air corridor, which was moving the ship. “The decision was made to emergency lowering of a passenger plane in order to avoid dangerous approach or even a collision in the air,” the source added.