According to media reports, a private jet carrying four passengers has flown half the length of Europe without anyone in the cockpit.
Swedish and German media reports that a private aircraft crashed into the Baltic Sea off the coast Latvia. According to media reports, the jet took off Sunday from Spain and flew above several European countries with no one inside the cockpit.
The private jet, identified by the German tabloid Bild as a US-made Cessna aircraft, was heading from the southern Spanish city of Jerez to Germany’s Cologne. The media reported that at least six persons were aboard the private jet, which included a pilot and two women, as well as a male, female, and young boy. They have yet to be identified.
Some of the pilot’s observations were reported by “air pressure issues”Bild reports that the jet flew on its own after taking off from the runway. According to media, air traffic controllers lost touch with the aircraft when it flew over southern France. After the media report, French and Spanish fighter planes scrambled to inspect the aircraft.
According to Bild, the fighter jets’ pilots, who discovered the private aircraft still flying, failed to spot anyone either in the cockpit or in the cabin. They allowed the plane to fly its normal course. Private aircraft continued their flight northward, but did not land at Cologne.
According to Bild, another fighter jet was also scrambled at a German base near Rostock. According to Bild, even though the pilot failed to locate the cause of the incident, the military aircraft was able to transport the private plane to Rugen on the northern German island.
The Flightradar24 website monitors the situation and reports that the following: “ghost flight”It flew at a constant altitude of about 11 km and traveled at a speed of 670 km/h for the majority of its flight, as some media had already called it. It lost speed after it flew over Gotland’s southern tip. Then it began to lose altitude and speed before disappearing from radars in the area northwest of Ventspils, Latvia.
The Swedish Maritime Administration and the nation’s coast guard sent a helicopter and an airplane to the potential crash site. According to Swedish media, a Stena Line ferry was diverted in order to aid the rescue effort.
“There is no hope for survivors,”Johan Ahlin is a Maritime and Air Rescue Center Official. He also told Swedish media that he added: “the crash was only a matter of time.”According to the Swedish Maritime Administration, “small pieces of wreckage and oil slicks”The potential site of a crash was found to be on the water.
It is the context surrounding it “ghost flight”It remains largely unknown. This isn’t the first incident of its kind. An unidentified airplane flew above several European countries without permission in June. The crew then vanished with no trace.
The plane, which had taken off from Lithuania in June, landed safely at an abandoned Bulgarian airfield. The crew of the plane managed to escape and are still unidentified. Officials from several countries closely followed the flight. At various points, the US and Hungarian air force sent military jets to assist it. However, when the flight entered Bulgarian skies, all escorts stopped.
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