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Video: German Luftwaffe jets intercepting Jet Airways 777

A couple of days back a Jet Airways 777-300ER (VT-JEX) operating 9W-118 from Mumbai to London was intercepted by two German air force fighter jets (most likely Eurofighter Typhoons) near Cologne. The aircraft was not responding to calls on the assigned ATC frequencies.

Aviation Herald, a world leading aviation safety website, reported, once the aircraft was intercepted by the fighter jets, the aircraft responded on the emergency frequency and reported in on the correct ATC frequencies. The aircraft continued to London.

The above videos were captured by a pilot on a British Airways flight which was flying behind the Jet Airways aircraft.

Note: Aviation Herald has updated details of the incident. We request our readers to please read the complete incident report.

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A frequent flyer for both work and pleasure - Vedant has held elite status on many of the major alliances and airlines. Also an avid aviation photographer, his pictures have been published in and on the covers of many international publications.

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