A Jet Airways flight reportedly lost radio contact with the Air Traffic Control (ATC) while flying in the skies. The German authorities thought that it was a hijack and therefore they scrambled a couple of fighter jets. This incident happened on Thursday.

 

It was a Mumbai-London flight 9W-118 which had 330 passengers along with 15 crew members onboard. Thankfully it happened only for a brief period when the Boeing -777 aircraft of Jet Airways was flying over Cologne.  

 

"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," a statement released by the Jet Airways said.

 

"As a precaution, the German Air Force (GAF) scrambled its fighter jets to ensure the safety of the flight and its passengers."

 

The communication was restored quickly and it landed safely wherever it had to land. It could have been a huge mishap that was avoided. The German fighter jets could have shot down the aircraft with all the passengers in it taking no risk whatsoever.

 

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