Qatar denies fresh UAE accusations of airspace violations

March 27th, 2018

Qatar has denied accusations of intercepting two of the United Arab Emirates’ passenger flights, the third such incident over airspace since theblockade on Doha began last summer.

The UAE’s General Civil Aviation Authority said on Monday that two Qatari fighter jets had “dangerously approached” two UAE-registered commercial aircrafts while flying over Bahraini airspace, and called it a “flagrant and serious threat to civil aviation and air navigation safety”.

According to UAE state agency WAM, one of the aircrafts was forced to “do an emergency manoeuver to avoid colliding with the Qatari jets”.

Qatar’s Civil Aviation Authority (QCAA) said the Emirati statement was an attempt to cover up the UAE’s multiple breaches of Qatari airspace

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