Russian plane violates Finnish airspace

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MiG-35d military planes perform during MAKS-2011, the International Aviation and Space Show, in Zhukovsky, outside Moscow, on August 16, 2011. (Dmitry  Kostyukov / AFP PHOTO)
MiG-35d military planes perform during MAKS-2011, the International Aviation and Space Show, in Zhukovsky, outside Moscow, on August 16, 2011. (Dmitry Kostyukov / AFP PHOTO)

A Russian military aircraft violated Finnish airspace over the Gulf of Finland around mid-day on Monday.

According to the Ministry of Defence, the plane strayed from its flight plan and briefly entered Finnish airspace.

Finland’s Border Guard has launched an investigation into the incident.

No other information was made immediately available.

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