Quantcast
Card image cap

Close call: German fighter jets ascend for civilian airplane


A Korean Air passenger plane had to make an emergency landing at the Stuttgart airport after it lost the radio contact with air traffic control on July 16, 2017. The aircraft was escorted by two German military jets.

The Korean aircraft was headed from Seoul, South Korea to Zurich, Switzerland and was flying over Germany when it lost radio contact with air traffic control. Two fighter jets escorted the plane to Stuttgart airport, where it made an emergency landing.

The plane remained grounded overnight for technical issues inspection, which revealed that there was, in fact, a problem with the radio transmitters. During the incident, the Boeing 777 was carrying 211 passengers.

It is the second similar incident over a period of a week. On July 14 similar incident occurred with an Egyptian passenger plane that also had communication problems.  On this instance the military jets were also deployed, but the plane didn’t have to be grounded as it eventually regained radio contact.

Similar news
Heavy turbulence leaves United passengers hospitalized
Civil Aviation
Heavy turbulence leaves United passengers hospitalized

An outbreak of severe turbulence left 10 passengers of united Airlines Houston-Panama City flight hospitalized. ...

Qatar Airways intends to buy American Airlines 10% stake
Civil Aviation
Qatar Airways intends to buy American Airlines 10% stake

American Airlines have confirmed Qatar Airways, the Gulf country's state-owned airline, had expressed interest in bu...

Zodiac Aerospace aims to resolve delivery issues by end-September
Civil Aviation
Zodiac Aerospace aims to resolve delivery issues by end-September

Zodiac Aerospace aims to have its problems with delays in deliveries and the quality of products fixed in September, bef...

Qatar asks U.N. body to resolve Gulf airspace row
Civil Aviation
Qatar asks U.N. body to resolve Gulf airspace row

Qatar has asked the United Nations' aviation agency to intervene in an airspace rights' dispute with three Gulf...

Subscription-based airline Surf Air launches in Europe
Civil Aviation
Subscription-based airline Surf Air launches in Europe

US subscription-based airline Surf Air launched in Europe on Friday as it bids to tap into the frequent flyer market, ch...

Delta flight aborted after engine catch fire
Civil Aviation
Delta flight aborted after engine catch fire

An Airbus A330-300 of the U.S.-based Delta Airlines was forced to turn back and make an emergency landing at Hartsfield-...

FAA imposes new rule to planes equipped with faulty Trent 1000
Civil Aviation
FAA imposes new rule to planes equipped with faulty Trent 1000

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner powered by the faulty batch of Trent 1000 Package C engines are under tight flight restriction...

Pegasus Airlines partners with Immfly
Civil Aviation
Pegasus Airlines partners with Immfly

Immfly announced  partnership with Turkish low-cost carrier Pegasus Airlines to provide in-flight entertainment for...

SMBC concludes eight aircraft portfolio sale to Genesis
Civil Aviation
SMBC concludes eight aircraft portfolio sale to Genesis

On April 18, 2018, SMBC Aviation Capital and Genesis Aircraft Services, announced the conclusion of the sale of an eight...

Southwest fatal accident related to missing engine fan blade?
Civil Aviation
Southwest fatal accident related to missing engine fan blade?

More details about Southwest Airlines flight 1380 engine accident on April 17, 2018 are emerging. Following the news of...