Monday, September 11, 2017

Incident: Jet Airways B738 near Delhi on Sep 10th 2017, loss of communication

A Jet Airways Boeing 737-800, registration VT-JFN performing flight 9W-2264 from Kolkata to Delhi (India), was descending towards Delhi when radio communication was lost. The crew set the according transponder code descending through about FL180. ATC exhausted their options to reach the aircraft via other channels and relay through other aircraft and continued to monitor the aircraft via radar ensuring that every other traffic was out of their way and the runway they were approaching was clear. Just prior to landing communication was restored by the crew, and the aircraft landed safely on Delhi's runway 29.
10/09/17 Simon Hradecky/Aviation Herald