Thursday, March 10, 2011

Gaddafi's private plane leaves Libya on its way to Egypt



A source from the defense ministry of Greece said that a private plane of the embattled Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi carrying unidentified passengers has crossed the Greek airspace and is heading for Egypt.
The source said, "A private plane of Gaddafi has crossed Greek airspace en route to Egypt. We do not know who is on board."
The pilot of Libyan Airlines Falcon 900, which usually carries dignitaries denies that VIPs were on board, in a report by the Herald Sun.
The Greek air force said, "The pilot tabled a flight plan from Tripoli to Cairo. The plane crossed southwest of the island of Crete around an hour ago. It should be landing in Cairo by now."
The sighting happened after the Libyan strongman called up Prime Minister George Papandreou during which the Greek leader "listened" to Gaddafi's views.
An updated report by Al Jazeera said that one of the three jets landed in Cairo at 13:00 carrying Libyan deputy defence minister Abdelrahman al-Zawi.
Al-Zawi was reported to meet Arab league head Amr Moussa.
The other two planes were spotted over Italy and Swiss airspace. They were being monitored by the NATO.
Details of this report here.
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