Greek Freak When Another NORDO Bird Flies Into Airspace Near Crete | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne 11.28.16

Airborne 11.29.16

Airborne 11.30.16

Airborne 12.01.16

Airborne 12.02.16

Airborne Hi-Def On YouTube

Airborne 11.28.16

Airborne 11.29.16

Airborne 11.30.16

Airborne 12.01.16

Airborne 12.02.16

Thu, Sep 01, 2005

Greek Freak When Another NORDO Bird Flies Into Airspace Near Crete

But Czech Pilot Eventually Checks In

A little more than two weeks after a Helios Airways 737-200 blasted through Greek airspace without any communication, crashing near Athens, air traffic controllers again scrambled fighters to intercept a NORDO aircraft Tuesday. This time, however, the intercept had a much happier ending.

Greek media report a Czech charter flight (aircraft type unknown) penetrated its airspace south of Crete without checking in. The aircraft was on a flight from Cairo, Egypt, to Bratislava, Slovakia.

After trying unsuccessfully to contact the pilot for more than 12-minutes, the Greek Civil Aviation Authrority called the military for help.

Two Greek F-16s scrambled to intercept the aircraft. But before they could get in the air, the pilot of the Czech charter radioed controllers. Seems his headset had malfunctioned.

The doomed Helios Airways flight that crashed August 14th near Athens had also been branded a "renegade" by controllers. When fighters arrived to check it out, they found the pilot missing from the cockpit and the co-pilot slumped over the controls. The aircraft, apparently out of fuel after a three-hour flight from Cyprus, crashed a short time later near Athens, killing all 121 people on board.

FMI: www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos/gr.html

Advertisement

More News

Airborne 12.02.16: Stratos 714 1st Flt, TFR Politics, Airbus Job Cuts

Also: Female Skydive Record, ANN November Efforts, Dream Chaser, SecTrans Reax, FAA SAFO, Able Flight, Airline Group Grounded On November 21, the Stratos 714 very light jet took to>[...]

Here We Go Again -- ISS Resupply Mission Goes Astray

Russian Resupply Ship Experiences 'Anomaly' We've heard versions of this story before... but this time, its the Russians that are bemoaning their circumstances. The Russian space a>[...]

Airborne 12.01.16: New SecTrans, Trio NextGen Autopilot, WTO v Boeing

Also: Solar Flight, SAFE, Predator B, Delta Requires 'Civility', ISS-RapidScat, UPS Dispute, airBaltic CS300 President-elect Donald Trump has tapped Elaine Chao, the former Labor S>[...]

Airborne 12.02.16: Stratos 714 1st Flt, TFR Politics, Airbus Job Cuts

Also: Female Skydive Record, ANN November Efforts, Dream Chaser, SecTrans Reax, FAA SAFO, Able Flight, Airline Group Grounded On November 21, the Stratos 714 very light jet took to>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (12.03.16)

Blue Angels Alumni Association The official website of the Blue Angels Alumni Association. The website offers a pictorial and written history of the Blue Angels through the many ai>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2016 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC