On the 14th of July, 2009, 2 formations consisting of 16 Turkish fighter aircraft in total, committed 2 infringements of the Air Traffic Regulations (ICAO) and 9 violations of the Hellenic National Airspace, 3 of which were National Territory overflights.
2 engagements ensued with the Hellenic Air Force interception fighters, while 8 of the Turkish aircraft were armed.
All violating aircraft were intercepted and identified, according to the relevant international rules and procedures.
Detailed Information on National Territory Overflights
At 11:18 , 6 Turkish aircraft overflew the Greek island Farmakonisi (4 of the aircraft flying at 1500 feet and the remaining 2 at 8000 feet).
At 11:19, 4 Turkish aircraft overflew the Greek island Agathonisi , at 3000 ft.
At 11:21, 4 Turkish aircraft overflew the Greek island Fourni, at 3000 ft.