Germany scrambles fighter planes for Jet aircraft after communication snag

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    Germany scrambles fighter planes for Jet aircraft after communication snag
    Saurabh Sinha| TNN | Updated: Feb 19, 2017, 07.17 PM IST
    HIGHLIGHTS
    • Plane's communication with local ATC broke down temporarily over Cologne, pilots could not respond to instructions
    • German fighters escorted plane till communication was re-established
    • Flight crew de-rostered pending investigations
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    NEW DELHI: The German Air Force scrambled two fighter jets for a Jet Airwaysflight after the Cologne air traffic control could not establish contact with the Indian aircraft due to a reported communication failure.

    The Boeing-777 was flying from Mumbai to London on Thursday (February 16) as 9W-118 and was overflying close to the German city Cologne when its cockpit crew did not respond to ATC communications.

    With no response from the Indian aircraft, German Air Force scrambled jets to escort the Jet aircraft. However, these planes managed to establish an intercept contact following which the Jet pilots established contact with the ATC. Once the communication was restored, the aircraft (VT-JEX) continued its flight to London.

    A Jet Airways spokesperson confirmed the scare over German skies and that the crew of flight 9W-118 have been grounded.

    "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. 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. 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," a statement by Jet Airways said.
    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...r-communication-snag/articleshow/57233568.cms
     
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    This second time Jet Airways was involved in same incidence. In 2014 also Jet Airways was involved in similar incidence.
     
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    Looks like the classic case of pilots trying to switch to wrong frequency when they changing from one ATC to Another .. Jet seems to getting into issues like these offlate .After the germanwings aircraft crash the German ATC might be in phobia when they dont get response from an Aircraft
     
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    The days of chaning frequency are gone now, they are assigned talkgroups and the personality preloaded in comm with all TG and freq.

    The issues might be in antenna system or antenna stub or something might have got corrosive or a connecter or cable issues or radio issue or power to the radio issue but it was not an operational issue because the crew who is flying the aircraft are not that dumb.
     

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