Easyjet Europe A319 near Genoa on Jun 13th 2021, loss of communication prompts intercept

Last Update: June 14, 2021 / 16:10:04 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 13, 2021

Classification
Incident

Flight number
U2-2810

Aircraft Registration
OE-LQT

Aircraft Type
Airbus A319

ICAO Type Designator
A319

An Easyjet Europe Airbus A319-100, registration OE-LQT performing flight U2-2810 from Palermo to Milan Malpensa (Italy), was enroute at FL380 over the Mediterranean Sea about 40nm southsoutheast of Genoa (Italy) when Italian Air Force fighter aircraft intercepted the aircraft due to the loss of radio communication. Radio Communication was restored about 11 minutes after it had been lost, probably on the hand off from Rome FIR to Milan FIR. The crew told Milan ATC they had selected the frequency given by Rome (different to the one communication was re-established on) but didn't hear anything, however it was a quiet evening with low traffic hence it wasn't that unusual to have no radio communications going on for a while. The aircraft landed safely on Malpensa Airport's runway 35R about 35 minutes later.

The Italian Airforce reported two Eurofighters were dispatched to intercept an A319 enroute from Palermo to Milan that had lost radio contact with ATC.
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Registration mark
OE-LQT
Country of Registration
Austria
Manufacturer
AIRBUS
Aircraft Model / Type
A319-111
ICAO Aircraft Type
A319
Serial Number
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Engine Count
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 13, 2021

Classification
Incident

Flight number
U2-2810

Aircraft Registration
OE-LQT

Aircraft Type
Airbus A319

ICAO Type Designator
A319

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