TAP A320 over France on Jul 15th 2016, loss of communication leads to intercept

Last Update: July 16, 2016 / 20:44:55 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 15, 2016

Classification
Incident

Flight number
TP-752

Aircraft Registration
CS-TMW

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

A TAP Portugal Airbus A320-200, registration CS-TMW performing flight TP-752 from Lisbon (Portugal) to Copenhagen (Denmark), was enroute at FL340 over France maintaining a heading of 050 degrees when French fighter aircraft were dispatched to intercept the aircraft due to loss of communication with the aircraft. Following the intercept the fighter aircraft positioned to the left of the A320 attempted to raise the crew on ATC and guard frequencies but failed to receive response for several minutes, subsequently the crew responded advising they suspected a radio failure, they were able to restore normal radio operation. The crew received the correct ATC frequency from the fighter aircraft and established contact with ATC while enroute about 60nm west of Paris (France) about 400nm into French Airspace. After ATC communication was restored the fighter aircraft returned to their base. The aircraft continued to Copenhagen for a safe landing about 100 minutes after communication was restored.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 15, 2016

Classification
Incident

Flight number
TP-752

Aircraft Registration
CS-TMW

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

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