In a shocking incident, A London-bound Air India aircraft AI 171, with 231 passengers and 18 crew on board, lost contact with Air Traffic Control (ATC) while flying over Hungarian air space on March 10, ANI news agency tweeted. Hungarian fighter jet was deployed to ensure the safety of passengers.
This happened due to frequency fluctuation.
Flight, which took off from the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai at 0700 hours, landed safely at London’s Heathrow Airport at 11.05 hours, the spokesperson said.
More details awaited.