New Delhi: A Jet Airways plane with more than 300 people on board was escorted by German Air Force planes after it lost contact with Air Traffic Control during a flight from Mumbai to London on Thursday.
Dramatic footage of the incident showed the Jet Airways flight being escorted by two fighter jets - smoke trails billowing in their wake.
“Contact between Jet Airways flight 9W 118, from Mumbai to London Heathrow, of February 16, 2017, and the local ATC, was briefly lost while flying over German airspace,” Jet Airways said in a statement.
“Communication was safely restored within a few minutes. As a precaution, the German Air Force deployed its aircraft to ensure the safety of the flight and its guests. The flight with 330 guests and 15 crew subsequently landed at London without incident,” it said.
“Jet Airways has duly reported the matter to the concerned authorities including the DGCA. As part of the standard process, the flight crew of 9W 118 has been de-rostered pending investigation,” it added.
Here’s the link of the video covering Jet Airways flight being escorted by jets