Air India plane loses ATC contact over Hungary, escorted by fighter jets

Air India plane loses ATC contact over Hungary, escorted by fighter jets

New Delhi, March 10

A London-bound Air India aircraft from Ahmedabad on Friday had to be escorted by fighter jets after it lost contact with the Air Traffic Control while flying over Hungary.

The plane, with 231 passengers and 18 crew members on board, lost contact with the ATC due to “frequency fluctuation”, an Air India spokesperson said.

 

The aircraft, which took off from the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airpot in Ahmedabad at 0700 hours, landed safely at London’s Heathrow Airport at 11.05 hours (local time), the spokesperson said. — PTI

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