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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... »

Mooney Crash over Indiana

Saturday, October 3, 2009
By George Hatcher
Mooney Crash over Indiana

Pictured: A Mooney M20M Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Gary Chambers What: Mooney M20M en route from Grand Rapids to Traverse City Where: northwestern Randolph County three miles east of Albany When: Wednesday at 12:43 p.m. Who: David J. Eyde Why: Speculation is that Eyde lost consciousness of hypoxia... »

Miniliner sans Radio Escorted to France

Friday, August 14, 2009
By George Hatcher
Miniliner sans Radio Escorted to France

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact Photographer Carl Hendriks What: Miniliner Fokker 27-500 (Dutch Air Cargo) en route from Madrid to Liege Where: near Troyes France When: Aug 13th 2009 Who: 2 crew Why: While en route, the flight lost radio and transponder. The French Air Force provided two two Mirage... »

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