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Global aviation stunned by Belarus jetliner diversion

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By Tim Hepher PARIS (Reuters) – The United Nations’ aviation agency said it was “strongly concerned” by the apparent forced landing of a Ryanair jetliner in Belarus, as global airlines called for an investigation into Sunday’s rare incident. Aviation leaders reacted with shock after Belarus scrambled a fighter and flagged what turned out to be a false bomb alert to force a Ryanair jet to land, before detaining an opposition-minded journalist who had been on board. The UN’s International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) said the incident may have contravened a core aviation treaty, part of th…

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