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A Hungarian fighter jet was deployed subsequently to ensure safety of the passengers on board.

Air India plane loses contact with ATC over Hungary

WT24 Desk

A London-bound Air India flight AI-171 from Ahmedabad had lost contact with Air Traffic Control flying over Hungarian air space on Friday. A Hungarian fighter jet was deployed subsequently to ensure safety of the aircraft with at least 231 passengers and 18 crew members on board.

An Air India spokesperson said that it had lost contact due to frequency fluctuation. The flight, which departed from Sardar Vallabhai International Airport, landed safely at London’s Heathrow airport with all passengers and crew safe, the spokesperson added, The Indian Express reports.

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