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Fighter Jets Intercept Ryanair Flight Over Netherlands

Monday, February 12, 2018
By George Hatcher
Fighter Jets Intercept Ryanair Flight Over Netherlands

Ryanair flight FR-9525 was intercepted by Belgian fighter aircraft over Netherlands, on February 10th. The aircraft were dispatched after the Boeing 737-800 plane, heading from Lublin, Poland, to London Stansted Airport, England, lost contact with the ATC. The communication was subsequently re-established, and the fighter jets returned to their bases. The flight continued to... »

Fighter Jets Escort Air Algerie Flight to Lyon, France

Friday, January 12, 2018
By George Hatcher
Fighter Jets Escort Air Algerie Flight to Lyon, France

Air Algerie flight AH-1460 was intercepted by two French fighter jets on the way to Lyon, France, on January 9th. The Mirage 2000 fighter jets were dispatched after the Boeing 737-800 plane, flying from Constantine, Algeria, lost communication with the ATC. The plane continued for a safe landing under escort. All passengers and crew... »

Fighter Jets Escort Air India Plane After it Loses Communication

Sunday, March 12, 2017
By George Hatcher
Fighter Jets Escort Air India Plane After it Loses Communication

Air India flight AI-171 was intercepted by fighter jets on March 10th. The Boeing 787-800 plane was heading from Ahmedabad, India, to Heathrow Airport, England, when it lost communication. Czech fighter jets were dispatched to intercept the plane and were able to communicate with the captain. The captain signaled about having technical issues due... »

Fighter Jets Escort Fleet Air International Plane to Birmingham

Wednesday, March 8, 2017
By George Hatcher
Fighter Jets Escort Fleet Air International Plane to Birmingham

Fleet Air International flight FRF-101 was intercepted by fighter jets on March 7th. The plane was heading from Otopeni, Romania, to Birmingham, England, when it lost communication with the ATC. Fighter planes were dispatched from Belgium and UK that intercepted the flight and escorted it safely to Birmingham. Everyone aboard remained safe. Download article... »

Domestic Squabble and Bomb Threat on Pia Flight

Friday, May 24, 2013
By George Hatcher
Domestic Squabble and Bomb Threat on Pia Flight

Flight Aware On May 24, 2013, a Pakistan International Airlines Boeing 777-340ER was en route from Allama Iqbal Int’l to Manchester when a stewardess told the Captain Nadeem Sufi that a passenger had threatened to bomb the plane. Sixty miles east of their destination, the pilot diverted to Stansted Airport with a British fighter... »

Onur Airbus Escorted Over Germany

Sunday, August 21, 2011
By George Hatcher
Onur Airbus Escorted Over Germany

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Sebastian Lukasiewicz What: Onur Air Airbus A321-200 en route from Manchester to Cyprus Where: Germany When: Aug 20 2011 Why: The airbus was a source of concern when it lost communication for a quarter of an hour while over Germany, during which time a... »

Possible Contraband Cargo Flight Escorted to Turkey

Thursday, March 17, 2011
By George Hatcher
Possible Contraband Cargo Flight Escorted to Turkey

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Josh May What: Yas Air Ilyushin IL-76TD en route from Tehran Mehrabad to Aleppo Where: Diyarbakir When: Mar 16th 2011 Who: crew of freight flight Why: Told that the plane was carrying nuclear weapon parts, the flight was escorted to Diyarbakir Turkey by Turkish... »

RAF Escorts Etihad with Unruly Passenger

Monday, January 24, 2011
By George Hatcher
RAF Escorts Etihad with Unruly Passenger

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Marvin My What: Etihad Airlines Airbus A340-600 en route from Abu Dhabi to Heathrow Where: Stansted airport, north of London. When: Jan 24, 2011 Who: 37-year-old British man Why: After a passenger made threats, the flight was provided two Royal Air Force jets as... »

Tunis Air: Armed Escort over France

Friday, August 20, 2010
By George Hatcher
Tunis Air: Armed Escort over France

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer William Verguet What: Tunis Air Airbus A300-600 en route from Tunis to Paris Where: French Airspace When: Aug 19 2010 Why: Over France, the Tunisian flight was met and escorted to Orly by French Fighters. Then there’s a discrepancy: Tunis Air says they were... »

TAP Air Portugal Airbus loses Communication-Gets Fighter Jet escort

Sunday, October 18, 2009
By George Hatcher
TAP Air Portugal Airbus loses Communication-Gets Fighter Jet escort

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Stefan Sonnenberg What: TAP Air Portugal Airbus A320-200 en route from Lisbon to Copenhagen Where: Belgium When: Oct 18th 2009 Why: Flying into Belgium, the flight lost communication with ATC for about 35 minutes. When ATC could not regain communication, two German fighters intercepted... »

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  • Xiamen Air Boeing 737 skids off rainy Manila runway, rips off engine, wheel https://t.co/mibAYY292F via @usatoday
    about 12 hours ago
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    about 12 hours ago
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