GetJet B733 over Latvia at Sep 25th 2019, loss of communication prompts intercept

Last Update: September 25, 2019 / 22:14:38 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Classification
Incident

Airline
Getjet

Flight number
D8-351

Aircraft Registration
LY-EWE

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-300

ICAO Type Designator
B733

A GetJet Boeing 737-300 on behalf of Norwegian Air International, registration LY-EWE performing flight D8-351 from Krakow (Poland) to Helsinki (Finland), was enroute at FL350 over Latvia when the aircraft was intercepted by two fighter aircraft due to prolonged loss of communication, last contact with ATC had been in Poland, the crew did not commuicate with ATC while crossing over Lithuania into Latvia. Following the intercept communications were restored and the aircraft continued to Helsinki, while the fighter aircraft returned to their base. The aircraft landed safely in Helsinki about 105 minutes after departure.
Incident Facts

Classification
Incident

Airline
Getjet

Flight number
D8-351

Aircraft Registration
LY-EWE

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-300

ICAO Type Designator
B733

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