Hungarian Gripens scrambled because of bomb threats on Serbian plan

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Hungarian Gripen fighter jets were scrambled by NATO's Combined Air Operations Center on Friday afternoon because of bomb threats on two Serbian-registered passenger aircraft, the Defense Ministry told state news wire MTI.

One of the aircraft was flying from Saint Petersburg to Belgrade and the other from Moscow to Belgrade, the ministry said.

The Gripens escorted the A319 aircraft out of Hungarian airspace.

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