Air France Flight Gets Fighter Jet Escort

Business Aviation News | Air France Flight Gets Fighter Jet EscortCityJet flight AF1558 received an RAF fighter jet escort last week following a failed communications system over the UK.

The Air France aircraft reportedly went off-course during its flight bound for Newcastle, losing part of its communications system over an area of Yorkshire.

The Royal Air Force launched a quick scramble of two Typhoon fighter planes to identify the aircraft that was unresponsive.

Once communications were re-established, the Air France flight landed safely. Although Air France confirmed the incident in a later Tweet, the cause of the radio silence has not yet been confirmed.

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