RAF Typhoon jets scrambled after plane carrying hundreds of passengers loses contact near Glasgow’s Prestwick Airport

Typhoon jets scrambled to escort Mexican plane to emergency landing at Prestwick

Four RoyalAir Force [RAF] Typhoon jets were to take off immediately after officials lost contact with a plane carrying hundreds of passengers near Glasgow’s Prestwick Airport inUnited Kingdom.A sonic boom was heard by Scots Highlands as the aircraft  broke the sound barrier after being dispatched from the Royal Air Force Lossiemouth base in Moray, north-east Scotland. The jets were hunting down a Mexican aircraft which had stopped communicating with air traffic controllers on the ground.The Volaris XA-VLX flight, which was travelling from France to Iceland, stopped communicating with air traffic controllers on the ground.

 A Volaris plane (file photo)

The alert was raised when the plane lost communications at around 2.40pm on Friday 28th October 2016.The Typhoons escorted the aircraft to the Glasgow Prestwick Airport in south aryshire, which declared a full emergency response with police closing surrounding roads.The roads surrounding the airport were later reopened.The RAF confirmed that the Typhoons were cleared to operate at supersonic speed.

~thejoker2031~

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