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A Russia Aeroflot Airbus plane was seen circling above Lithuania, causing locals to wonder what was happening given that the Russian company does not have scheduled flights arriving or departing from Kaunas airport.
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The plane took off from Kaunas airport before flying over eastern Lithuania conducting a number circuits over the country before finally landing back in Kaunas.

A number of members of the public contacted newspaper Lietuvos Rytas about the plane circling suspiciously overhead and the paper contacted airport authorities. However, it was a false alarm.

“This is a test flight after aircraft repair works - it has been done before,” said Indrė Baltrušaitienė, Lithuanian airports spokeswoman.

Every Internet user can monitor the flight paths and airspace over Lithuania through website Flightradar24.com. A civilian spotted the Russian plane circling over Lithuania and informed lrytas.lt about the situation.

Kaunas has a range of civilian aircraft repair facilities and it is not the first time that Kaunas’ residents were surprised by Russian airplanes circling above the city.

Lrytas.lt