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Hungarian Military Aircraft Intercept TAROM Flight After Loss of Communication

Saturday, April 29, 2017
By George Hatcher
Hungarian Military Aircraft Intercept TAROM Flight After Loss of Communication

TAROM flight RO-316 was intercepted by Hungarian military aircraft on April 28th. The Boeing 737-700 plane heading from Munich, Germany, to Sibiu, Romania, was intercepted after it lost contact with the ATC in the Hungarian airspace. The communication was subsequently restored and the military aircraft returned to the base. The passenger plan continued for... »

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... »

Fighter Jets Intercept Jet Airways Plane After Loss of Communication

Sunday, February 19, 2017
By George Hatcher
Fighter Jets Intercept Jet Airways Plane After Loss of Communication

Jet Airways flight 9W-118 was intercepted by two fighter planes due to loss of communication on February 16. The Boeing 777-300 plane was heading from Mumbai, India, to London, England, when it lost communication with the ATC. Two fighter jets intercepted the aircraft and subsequently, the communication was restored. The plane continued for a... »

Fighter Jet Escorts Volaris Airlines Plane after Loss of Communication

Saturday, October 29, 2016
By George Hatcher
Fighter Jet Escorts Volaris Airlines Plane after Loss of Communication

Volaris Airlines flight Y4-9023 had to divert and make an emergency landing at Glasgow Prestwick Airport in Scotland, United Kingdom, on October 28th. The Airbus A320-200 plane was heading from Toulouse, France. to Keflavik, Iceland, when it lost communication with the ATC. A fighter jet was dispatched for escort. The passenger plane, escorted by... »

REACH Aircraft Crashes in California; 4 Killed

Sunday, July 31, 2016
By George Hatcher
REACH Aircraft Crashes in California; 4 Killed

A REACH Air Medical Services aircraft crashed in Humboldt County, North Coast, California, on July 29th. The Piper PA31 flying from Crescent City Airport, to Oakland International Airport, California, was mid-air when the crew declared emergency due to smoke in its cockpit, and later it lost connection with radar. The plane debris was found... »

TAP Portugal makes Hard Landing in Denmark due to Lost Communication

Sunday, July 17, 2016
By George Hatcher
TAP Portugal makes Hard Landing in Denmark due to Lost Communication

TAP Portugal flight TP-752 made a hard landing at Copenhagen Airport, Kastrup, Denmark, on July 15th. The Airbus A320-200 flying from Lisbon, Portugal was mid-air when it lost contact with the ATC. The plane landed safely. No one was injured. Download article as PDF »

Pinging for Egyptair MS 804 as the Clock Runs Out

Sunday, June 12, 2016
By George Hatcher
Pinging for Egyptair MS 804 as the Clock Runs Out

When a plane goes down in the ocean, the black boxes aboard have enough juice to ping for thirty days. The pingers on flight data recorders AKA “black boxes” last a minimum of 30 days. After 30 days, the devices are still active, but the sound on which searchers hone is expected to die... »

Vueling Airlines Plane Intercepted by Czech Gripen Fighter Jets

Monday, May 30, 2016
By George Hatcher
Vueling Airlines Plane Intercepted by Czech Gripen Fighter Jets

Vueling Airlines flight VY-8549 was intercepted by two Czech Gripen fighter jets on May 27th. The Airbus A320-200, en-route from Helsinki, Finland, to Barcelona, Spain, was about to enter Czech Airspace, however, the crew did not establish contact with Czech Air Traffic Control. Two Gripen fighter jets were therefore dispatched that contacted the flight... »

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... »

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