Air France Boeing 777 Experiences Loss of Communication

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An Air France Boeing 777-300 performing flight from Seoul (South Korea) to Paris Charles de Gaulle (France), was being handed off from Polish to German Air Traffic Control near Szczecin (Poland) when radio communication with the aircraft was lost.

Germany dispatched a pair of Eurofighters to intercept the aircraft at supersonic speed, radio communication with aircraft was re-established prior to the Eurofighters reaching the Boeing.

The Eurofighters continued and established visual and radio contact with the Boeing before returning to their base. The Boeing continued to Paris for a safe landing without further incident.