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Fighter Jets Escort Korean Airlines Plane to Stuttgart, Germany

Monday, July 17, 2017
By George Hatcher
Fighter Jets Escort Korean Airlines Plane to Stuttgart, Germany

Korean Airlines flight KE-917 was intercepted by two supersonic fighter jets on July 15th. The Boeing 777-300 plane heading from Seoul, South Korea, to Zurich, Switzerland, was over Berlin, Germany, when it lost communication with the ATC. The German Air Force subsequently dispatched two fighter jets that escorted the plane to Stuttgart, Germany. The... »

Hungarian Fighter Jets Intercept Blue Air Plane After Loss of Communication

Friday, June 2, 2017
By George Hatcher
Hungarian Fighter Jets Intercept Blue Air Plane After Loss of Communication

Blue Air flight 0B-405 was intercepted by two Hungarian fighter jets on May 31st. The Boeing 737-500 plane heading from Constanta, Romania, to Paris-Beauvais Airport, France, was intercepted after it lost contact with ATC in the Hungarian air space. The communication was subsequently restored and the plane continued for a safe landing in France.... »

American Airlines Plane Returns to Chicago due to Communication Radio Problem

Sunday, May 21, 2017
By George Hatcher
American Airlines Plane Returns to Chicago due to Communication Radio Problem

American Airlines flight AA-150 had to return and make an emergency landing at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago, Illinois, on May 18th. The Boeing 767-300 plane took off for Charles de Gaulle Airport, France, but had to turn back after the crew reported an issue with the primary communication radio. The plane landed back... »

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... »

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