USA plane heading to Kuwait, Pilot failed to response and need a Fighter Jet to alert the pilot

May 22, 20168 Comments

Greece scrambled fighter jets to monitor a US passenger plane that failed to identify itself when entering Greek airspace this week, an official said on Saturday, confirming media reports.

The Delta Air Lines aircraft, flying from Paris to Kuwait, entered the Athens Flight Information Region(FIR) at 19.10 (2240 IST) Thursday, the same day the EgyptAir plane crashed in the Mediterranean shortly after leaving Greek airspace.

Its pilots failed to answer to repeated calls from the Greek Civil Aviation authorities, according to various media reports, confirmed to AFP by a Greek defence ministry source. Following military protocol, at 19.49 two F-16 fighter jets intercepted the Delta airplane while it was flying near the Aegean island of Santorini.

According to the Mega Channel, one of the fighter jets flew in front of the passenger plane and with light signals alerted the pilots to switch on their radio on the right frequency. The Ant1 Channel said that the pilots contacted Greek authorities at 19.55 and exited the Athens FIR at 20.10.

The incident occurred after the EgyptAir Airbus A320 carrying 66 people from Paris to Cairo disappeared off radar screens in the early hours of Thursday, without its crew sending a distress signal. There was no suggestion of a link between the EgyptAir crash and the Delta incident.

Source : DNA India

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  1. Thanks for your comment

    Kuwait Talk

  2. Khalid A Rehman

    You also have respect for Kuwait and the USA

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  3. Kuwait Talk hello mind your language whoever u are ok

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  5. Attention Shahar khan . One of these days the USA is going to save your stupid Ass. Just because you live in a country that is corrupt. Don't blame your ignorance on the USA.

  6. Attention Shahar khan . One of these days the USA is going to save your stupid Ass. Just because you live in a country that is corrupt. Don't blame your ignorance on the USA !!!!

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  7. Attention Shahar khan . One of these days the USA is going to save your stupid Ass. Just because you live in a country that is corrupt. Don't blame your ignorance on the USA.

  8. America is the biggest terrorist country

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