An RAF Typhoon jet was sent to keep an eye on a military passenger plane and two fighter jets as they flew just 12 miles away from NATO airspace.
Why it matters
The incident highlights the ongoing tensions between NATO and Russia and the importance of monitoring and protecting NATO airspace.
What the papers say
The Metro article focuses on the excitement of the moment and the pilot's perspective, while The Independent article highlights the potential escalation into World War Three. The Times article provides a broader context by mentioning the Channel 4 documentary and the relocation challenges faced by RAF personnel.
How we got here
The incident occurred near NATO airspace and was captured as part of the Channel 4 documentary Top Guns: Inside the RAF.
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