A week ago, a NATO Boeing C-17 from Hungary frightened the people of the Salzkammergut. Now it shows: Everything was completely legal.
The waves went up when a Nato Boeing C-17 flew low over the Salzkammergut on September 10th. The Hungarian pilots “behaved like a wrong-way driver on a motorway”, it was said from government circles in Vienna. It was a gross airspace violation and other air traffic participants were at risk.
Two Eurofighters of the Austrian Air Force finally escorted the NATO plane out of the national airspace. But now it turns out that everything was right. The sight and sightseeing flight had been announced by Hungary. An altitude of 150 meters above uninhabited and 300 meters above inhabited area was also approved, according to the TV broadcaster ORF.
Kind of a sightseeing tour
The two fighter jets only rose because the C-17 had not reported on the most important radio frequency after two flashes. The pilot had probably been over Austria for the first time, according to a spokesman for the Federal Army, and apparently from the area, which was so enthusiastic that he wanted to die more precisely.