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British warplanes did not violate Argentine airspace.

Air Force confirms British planes were authorized to enter Argentine airspace when flying from Malvinas to Chile

Argentine Air Force confirmed that the three British airplanes stationed in the Malvinas Islands had an authorization to fly over the Argentine airspace to the Chilean town of Punta Arenas due to meteorological issues.

“Three planes of the British Real Air Force stationed in the Malvinas Islands had to land on Punta Arenas (Chile) due to meteorological reasons, the airport of the islands had to be closed,” the Argentine Air Force stated in a communiqué.

The incident may have taken place on Wednesday afternoon and involves a DC-10 fuel plane and two Royal Air Force warplanes usually stationed at the Mount Pleasant military base, located on Soledad Island. Apparently the planes were en route to Chile for an aeronautical expo.

“The Control Area Centre of Comodoro Rivadavia authorized the route of the planes, which had to fly over a part of the Tierra del Fuego Island,” the report stated.  READ MORE HERE