New scramble for Italian Typhoons

Today, around 15:00 (local time) a couple of Italian Air Force Eurofighter belonging to the 36° Stormo (Wing), were scrambled from Gioia del Colle AB, Apulia, to intercept a Saudia Boeing B777-300ER (HZ-AK20) that had lost radio contact with the ATC (Air Traffic Control) as it flew over Adriatic Sea on its way from Paris (France) to Jeddah (Saudi Arabia). The aircraft was on its delivery flight (you can find the replay of the flight here via flightradar24).

The Boeing was intercepted off Apulia coast.

The scramble order was issued by Combined Air Operations Center (CAOC) –Torrejon (Spain), the NATO headquarters in charge of surveillance in that area, while the Italian Air Force Air Defence and Surveillance System’s Operations Room provided control over the operation.

Source: Italian AF
Source: Italian AF
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