8/03/1994: First Jordanian Plane Flies over Israeli Airspace

DALLAS – Today in Aviation, King Hussein flew his royal aircraft across Israeli airspace, marking the first time that a Jordanian airplane had ever flown over Israeli airspace.

In the midst of a Middle East peace process in 1994, King Hussein of Jordan flew his royal aircraft across Israeli airspace. The flight opened the door for a free flow of general aviation traffic between Israel and Jordan.

The king flew over Israel for roughly 25 minutes while being escorted by two Israeli jet fighters. During that time, he had a five-minute radio conversation about peace with Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin.

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Source:: “Airways Magazine”

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