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Intrusions and Shootdowns During the Post World War II Era

NAME                                      VICTORIES                    UNITS           AIRFORCE           COMMENTS

unknown                                       1                                        Armeé de L'Air     1. FLT

  1. A French army jet has intercepted a shoeless pilot at the controls of a stolen civilian aircraft flying over Toulon, after he was reported to have disrupted air traffic over Nice. The plane, which was found to be “contravening the rules of aircraft circulation” was escorted to land at the Aix-Les-Milles aerodrome at 09:05 on March 30, and the pilot was arrested by national police.

Mirage 2000
Dassault Mirage 2000, Armeé de L'Air.

Mirage 2000
Dassault Mirage 2000, Armeé de L'Air.

Sources & Literature
  1. Armée de l'Air et de l'Espace, status 30. 3. 2022, , [Online, accessed 08-04-2022]
  2. French fighter jet lands passenger plane presumably hijacked in Italy, United News of India, [Online, accessed 08-04-2022]
  3. James, David: Var: a plane stolen in Italy intercepted by a Mirage 2000, Blaze Trends, [Online, accessed 08-04-2022]
  4. Thompson, Hannah: Shoeless pilot in stolen plane intercepted by French army jet, The Connexion, [Online, accessed 08-04-2022]


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