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Delta Airlines Flight Intercepted by Greek F-16 Fighter Jets

Monday, May 23, 2016
By George Hatcher
Delta Airlines Flight Intercepted by Greek F-16 Fighter Jets

Delta Airlines flight DL-8957 was intercepted by two Greek F-16 fighter aircrafts on May 19th. According to the airline, the radio contact with Greek ATC was lost for a brief period of time when the Boeing 767-400, en-route from Frankfurt, Germany, to Kuwait, was transiting through Greek Airspace. The fighter jets returned to the... »

Egypt Air Plane Makes Safe Landing in Israel after Communication Loss

Monday, April 25, 2016
By George Hatcher
Egypt Air Plane Makes Safe Landing in Israel after Communication Loss

Egypt Air flight 4D-54 had to be intercepted before it made a safe landing at Ben Gurion Airport, Tel Aviv, Israel, on April 23rd. The Embraer ERJ-170 was en-route from Cairo, Egypt, when upon entering Israeli Airspace, it lost communication due to a radio failure, prompting Israeli Authorities to intercept the plane. The plane... »

Air Kasthamandap Plane Crash-Lands in Nepal; 2 Killed, 9 Injured

Sunday, February 28, 2016
By George Hatcher

Air Kasthamandap flight 9N-AJB crash-landed in Chilkhaya, Kalikot district of Nepal, on February 26th. The single engine PAC 750 plane took off from Nepalgunj and was heading to Jumla when it developed some technical problems and went down. Authorities said the plane lost contact with the control tower just 11 minutes after take off.... »

Air Berlin Plane makes Safe Landing in Spain after Losing Contact with ATC

Monday, February 8, 2016
By George Hatcher

Air Berlin flight AB-2266 (callsign BER344E) made a safe landing at Málaga Airport, Spain, on February 5th. The Airbus A320-200, flying from Munich Airport, Germany, lost communication with ATC mid-air. The plane could contact back the ATC after around 10 minutes. The plane landed safely. No injuries were reported. Download article as PDF »

Helicopter Makes Emergency Landing in Everglades Holiday Park

Sunday, September 14, 2014
By George Hatcher
Helicopter Makes Emergency Landing in Everglades Holiday Park

A helicopter landed in emergency on a levee in Everglades Holiday Park, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on the afternoon of September 13. The helicopter was carrying the pilot and a passenger at the time of incident. According to the officials, the pilot decided to make an emergency landing after he lost contact with the control... »

British Fighter Jets Escorted Private Jet to Stansted

Friday, July 25, 2014
By George Hatcher

A Luton-bound private passenger jet was escorted from Lagos by two British fighter jets to make emergency landing at Stansted airport, Essex at 7:49 p.m. on July 24. The aircraft, which is believed to be a Gulfstream small business jet, lost contact with UK authorities shortly after 7 p.m., forcing deployment of two Eurofighter... »

About Close Calls

Thursday, November 14, 2013
By George Hatcher

After making note of the Oct 31 near miss in Oslo, I remembered this 100 foot close call of two Boeing 747’s over Scotland. This occurred in late June, when a Lufthansa pilot was climbing, and a British Airways flight were 24.3nm apart on converging courses. A STCA (Short Germ Conflict Alert) The Oslo... »

Airblue Crash Heirs Case Hits Immobile Object

Thursday, February 28, 2013
By George Hatcher

If you’re wondering about the Airblue 202 case, it has run into the politics of Pakistan. The situation has been piled high with difficulty. Even though I am an optimist and see opportunity in every difficulty, even though I have a great team of attorneys in Pakistan, and a great team here in the... »

Vueling F16 escort in Holland

Thursday, August 30, 2012
By George Hatcher

What: Vueling Airbus A320-200 en route from Malaga to Amsterdam Where: Amsterdam When: Aug 29 2012 Who: 183 passengers Why: While en route, the pilots of the Vueling Airbus lost contact with Dutch ATC. The lack of communication led the Airbus to be escorted by F16s to “establish visual contact with the crew.” On... »

British Airways Emergency Landing in Amsterdam

Saturday, March 3, 2012
By George Hatcher
British Airways Emergency Landing in Amsterdam

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Rafael Alvarez Cacho What: British Airways Airbus A321-200 en route from London to Amsterdam Where: Amsterdam When: Mar 2nd 2012 Why: While landing in Amsterdam, communications became disrupted between two landing pilots. The crew of the British Airways flight made a cautious safe landing... »

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