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Fighter jets called to help plane heading to Jersey

Blue Islands plane
Image caption Two French fighter jets had to help a Blue Islands plane which lost communication mid-flight

French fighter jets helped a Blue Islands flight which lost communication mid-air while heading to Jersey.

Two Mirage jets were called out when the plane with 46 passengers on board lost communication in French airspace.

The passenger plane, an ATR 42-320, was flying to Jersey from Geneva when radio contact was lost.

A spokesperson from Blue Islands said: "Five days ago on the flight from Geneva to Jersey the captain was asked to change communication channel."

He added: "During the change-over, there was a brief period where contact was lost and the French Air Force escorted the aircraft until radio contact was resumed as a precautionary measure."

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