Azerbaijan denies Russia access of plane flying through Armenia

By Asbarez | Monday, 05 December 2016

(Photo: RIA Novosti)

(Photo: RIA Novosti)

SOCHI, Moscow (ArmRadio)—The air authorities of Azerbaijan refused the Russian Il-76 military transport aircraft to fly to Syria through its air space, forcing the plane to return to the airport in Sochi.

Quoting a conversation between the command post and the pilot, the plane was flying in the Syrian direction through Armenia.

Flights from Azerbaijan to and through Yerevan are not allowed; the flight is prohibited, the dispatcher said. The crew was instructed to return to the Sochi airport.