Breathtaking footage of a Jet Airways 777-300ER, bound for London from Mumbai, being escorted by German Air Force planes has gone viral.
The German Air Force intercepted the Jet Airways 777-300ER flight last week after it failed to respond on the appropriate ATC frequencies. The plane captured the footage near Cologne, Germany. The Jet Airways pilots saw the Euro-fighter jets and after speaking to them over emergency frequencies, the plane was carried onto London.
The video has gone viral with over 1 million views, 16k shares and numerous comments.
A user also managed to capture the incident from the ground and shared the picture. Check it out:
Check out the video below:
The AV HERALD confirmed that the contact between aircraft and ATC was briefly lost and contact was restored a few minutes later. Germany’s Air Force deployed their jets to ensure the safety of aircraft and its passengers.
The radio contact with the aircraft was lost somewhere between Bratislava and Prague Center. An alleged swap of digits is being suspected. According to reports, the crew tuned 132.980MHz while the correct frequency was 132.890MHz.
Jet Airways has reported the matter to the concerned authorities and as part of their standard process, both pilots of the flight have been de-rostered pending investigation.
Ah, the little joys of flying.