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Sweden protests airspace intrusion by Soviet fighter

Sweden, saying it has proof a Soviet fighter intruded 17 miles into its airspace while shadowing a Swedish airliner, has lodged a formal protest with Moscow. The Soviets deny the incident occurred.

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Sweden claims a Su-15 shadowed the Scanair charter plane for nearly five minutes in Swedish airspace Aug. 9. The aircraft carried 276 Swedish tourists from the island of Crete to Stockholm.

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