Luxair E145 near Luxembourg on Feb 8th 2013, loss of communication
Last Update: February 9, 2013 / 19:05:43 GMT/Zulu time
The communication with the aircraft had already been lost upon hand off from Wien Radar to Rhein Radar at the Austrian-German border. The aircraft maintained FL320 across Germany but never selected the loss of communication squawk.
The airline confirmed the incident stating neither passengers nor cabin crew became aware of the occurrence.
Belgium's Air Force confirmed two F-16 were dispatched to assist a Luxair Embraer ERJ-145, that had lost radio contact. The F-16s reached and exceeded Mach 1 at high altitude near Liege at about 10:30L.
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