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‘They say code is red’: transcript of controller telling plane to land in Minsk

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By Andrew Osborn and Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber MOSCOW (Reuters) – A Ryanair pilot who landed his plane in Belarus on Sunday repeatedly questioned information about an alleged bomb threat, before ultimately agreeing to land in Minsk, according to a transcript released on Tuesday by authorities in Belarus. Belarus scrambled a warplane to escort the flight, which was en route from Greece to Lithuania. When the plane landed in Minsk, Belarusian authorities arrested a dissident journalist. Western countries have described the incident as a hijacking or piracy. The transcript released on Tuesday dif…

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