Spain closes airspace to British Foreign Sec plane en route to Gibraltar – media

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‘A UK Royal Air Force aircraft carrying British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond was banned from flying through Spanish airspace on its way to Gibraltar, British media have revealed.

The incident took place on Wednesday, when the British foreign secretary was heading to heading to Gibraltar to meet residents to ensure they don’t support exit of the country from the EU at the June 23 referendum, the Sunday Express reports.

Spanish authorities were aware of Hammond being on board the plane, but issued the ban anyway, forcing RAF pilots to change course and fly via Portugal.’

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