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Israelis Intercept Kuwaiti Plane

A Kuwaiti Airbus 310 passenger aircraft carrying about 110 passengers and crew was intercepted and escorted out of Israeli airspace by military jets after it strayed nearly two miles into Israeli airspace over the Golan Heights, a military official reported here.

The Kuwaiti aircraft was on a flight from Damascus to Kuwait, and according to the official, “crossed the border and penetrated three kilometers into Israeli territory in the area of the Golan Heights.” The official said the aircraft was allowed to proceed after it was positively identified as a civilian plane that had strayed because of a navigational error. “It turned back after its pilots realized their mistake,” the official said.