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British Airways Flight Escorted By Fighter Planes

In In The News on February 17, 2008 by Petr Bokuvka

British Airways flight en route from UAE to London had to be escorted by Czech fighter planes on Sunday when the air traffic control lost communication with the aircraft, iDNES.cz news server wrote.

The tricky thing is that communication was lost near the Slovak-Czech border and the first fighter-to-plane contact was established 10 minutes later, on the south-western edge of Prague. Only a few minutes later… and the plane is in Germany. So in terms of commercial air traffic security the new JaS 39 Gripen planes are almost useless….

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