QRA South

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Overview:

QRA Underway this morning after initial reports suggest a Civil Aircraft had suffered a communication failure & Belgian Air Force were escorting it towards UK Airspace when 2 QRA Typhoons Deployed from South Station (RAF Coningsby) to intercept. I do not believe 2 way radio communication was successful and aircraft was escorted into BIRMINGHAM AIRPORT (UK) approx 0728 This Morning

Target:
“FAIRFLEET101” (FRF101) HA-TAB [SAAB Fairchild 340 A] Hungarian Civil Aircraft

RAF Aircraft:
Suspected Lead Intercepting Aircraft “VPA41” ZJ942{DH} [Typhoon FGR4] (of RAF Coningsby)
Suspected Following Intercepting Aircraft “VPA42” ZJ923{DM} [Typhoon FGR4] (of RAF Coningsby)
“X0E64” ZZ330{330/G-VYGA} [Voyager] (of 10/101 Sqn RAF based at RAF Brize Norton)

Belgian Air Component Aircraft:

“LH02” FA-92 [General Dynamics F-16AM Fighting Falcon] (Of the Belgian Air Component based at Florennes)
“LH01” FA-57 [General Dynamics F-16AM Fighting Falcon] (Of the Belgian Air Component based at Florennes)

Log:

0952 2nd QRA Typhoon “VPA41” ZJ942{DH} [Typhoon FGR4] (of RAF Coningsby) looks to have Landed at Coningsby
0950


0947 “X0E64” ZZ330{330/G-VYGA} [Voyager] (of 10/101 Sqn RAF based at RAF Brize Norton) leaving AAR8 Westbound Also
0944


0918


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0744 “VPA42” now with CONINGSBY APPROACH
0742 At least 1 Typhoon working: Swanwick Mil North VHF ICF 5000ft – FL660
0739 Typhoons: Plan is for “VPA42” to recover first then “VPA41”
0735


0730 Image of the Escort has come through kindly from @quizeye on Twitter


0729


0728 Target aircraft looks to have Landed now at BIRMINGHAM AP
0726


0725 Tanker passing directly overhead BIRMINGHAM AP at FL190
0722 Target on approach

0722 Sounds like lead Typhoon “VPA42” will be looking to Tank First
0718


0714 Target will be Escorted info BIRMINGHAM AIRPORT currently 9,200ft
0712 Target, Typhoon & tanker Pic
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0704 Tanker Passing over Luton EAST
0659 Heading towards LUTON AP Now
0656 Tanker noticed: “X0E64” ZZ330{330/G-VYGA} [Voyager] (of 10/101 Sqn RAF based at RAF Brize Norton)
0656 Over STANSTEAD AIRPORT NOW
0654 Sounds like they are taking him to an airfield and discussing requesting him to initiate his descent currently FL220 as before
0652 Sounds like its a communication failure being the QRA – Heading in the direction of Stanstead at the moment
0647 Turned South West over COLCHESTER (21,311ft indicated)
0645 Passing MANNINGTREE (NE of COLCHESTER)
0641 Target over Land just West of CLACTON-ON-SEA (POINT CLEAR)
0639 Target Aircraft turned NORTH (Likely because of Typhoon Insruction) F16 leaving SOUTH


0638 Typhoons trying to establish contact on VHF Guard


0629 Passing Stowmarket, approaching IPSWICH (This is possibly the rear Typhoon)
0626 Passing THETFORD
0625 QRA Noticed by us – One showing on Mode-S


Cover Image kindly from @quizeye on Twitter
All information contained within this post was gathered from social media & aircraft tracking websites only, no radio intercepts were made by EGXWinfo Group and none of the social media sources have claimed to be in any way connected to the RAF/MOD – Should any official body be concerned with the information contained within this or any other post please contact us urgently using this form, providing an official email address for verification.