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Fighter jets scramble after Beirut-bound commercial plane fails to respond to radio messages

Fighter jets scramble after Beirut-bound commercial plane fails to respond to radio messages

  • Two Greek F-16s were sent to intercept and check on the Middle East Airlines flight from Madrid to Beirut with 145 passengers on board, according to aircraft-tracking site IntelSky
  • The fighter pilots found there was nothing to be concerned about; IntelSky said it is thought the airline pilot simply failed to tune his instruments to the correct frequency
By Arab News ·