Egypt E170 near Tel Aviv on Apr 23rd 2016, loss of communication upon entering Israeli Airspace

Last Update: April 23, 2016 / 16:06:09 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 23, 2016

Classification
Incident

Airline
Egypt Air

Flight number
4D-54

Departure
Cairo, Egypt

Destination
Tel Aviv, Israel

Aircraft Registration
SU-GCT

Aircraft Type
Embraer ERJ-170

ICAO Type Designator
E170

An Egypt Air Embraer ERJ-170 on behalf of Air Sinai, registration SU-GCT performing flight 4D-54 from Cairo (Egypt) to Tel Aviv (Israel), was enroute about to enter Israeli Airspace when the crew did not identify according to standard procedures before entering Israeli Airspace prompting Israeli Authorities to dispatch two F15 fighter aircraft to intercept the Embraer. The aircraft eventually reported on frequency and continued the flight to a safe landing at Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport.

Following checks the aircraft was released by Israel's Authorities and was able to perform the return flight 4D-55 on schedule.

Israeli sources report the crew encountered a radio failure just prior to entering Israeli Airspace.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 23, 2016

Classification
Incident

Airline
Egypt Air

Flight number
4D-54

Departure
Cairo, Egypt

Destination
Tel Aviv, Israel

Aircraft Registration
SU-GCT

Aircraft Type
Embraer ERJ-170

ICAO Type Designator
E170

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