Russian bombers fly unusual N.Sea sortie - Norway

Two Russian Tu-95 bombers made unusually long sorties over the North Sea on Thursday morning,

forcing both Norway and Britain to scramble fighter jets to follow the Russian planes, Norway's armed forces said.


The Russian bombers stayed in international air space during their flight, which took them as far south as the region between Norway's Stavanger and Aberdeen in Scotland -- centres of the North Sea oil industry. (Reuters)