Russian authorities earlier said Cliff Davidson and Mark Graham Jeffreys would not be charged for encroaching on the Kaliningrad enclave, home of Russia's Baltic fleet. The Russians sent a fighter to bring the plane down after it was blown off-course by winds while flying over the Baltic en route to London. Kaliningrad is cut off from the rest of Russia and bordered by Lithuania and Poland.
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Two Britons whose aircraft was forced down by a jet fighter after straying into Russian military airspace were last night preparing to fly home.