Scramble for Istrana’s Typhoons

Yesterday afternoon, around 16:00 CEST, a couple of Italian Air Force Eurofighter was scrambled from Istrana AB to intercept a ChAir Airbus A320 (reg. HB-JOS, f/n GM101) that had lost radio contact with the ATC (Air Traffic Control) as it flew from Palma de Mallorca to Zurich.

Having verified that it was only a technical problem, the Airbus continued the flight as normal.

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.

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