Russia denies plane was close enough to be a risk

The Russian Defense Ministry said there was no risk that its military plane could have collided with a passenger plane flying south of Malmö on Friday, but the Swedish Air Force say the plane came far too close.

Newspaper Dagens Nyheter reported that the passenger plane was likely SAS flight SK1755 heading from Copenhagen towards Poznan, in western Poland, which got directions to change course at the last minute to avoid colliding into a Russian military plane, which was flying with its transponder off. (SAS denies the passenger plane was theirs, but the newspaper reports that a source within the Armed Forces says otherwise.)
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Source News: Radio Sweden
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