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Dutch F-16s intercept Delta Boeing 767

August 12, 2005 (by Anonymous) - Two Dutch F-16's Juliet-33 and Juliet-45 scrambled from their base on Wednesday August 10th 12:14Z to intercept a Delta Boeing 767-332(ER) N195DN in the Netherlands airspace.

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Two Dutch Vipers taxiing down the tarmac [RNLAF photo]

Delta flight 073 was on its route from Istanbul to New York (JFK). Because they failed to contact the Maastricht Euro UAC (Upper Area Control) centre, the Dutch F-16s were scrambled to intercept it.

An sound file of the intercept lets you listen in on the action.

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