Russia denies its warplanes jeopardized air safety

September 27, 2016 11:38 AM

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MOSCOW – The Russian military has denied allegations that its bombers jeopardized air safety during a patrol mission over the Sea of Norway.

Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov dismissed reports in Iceland that Russian bombers with their transponders switched off flew dangerously close to an Icelandic passenger jet last Thursday. A transponder emits a signal that allows the identification of an aircraft.

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