A pair of German Eurofighter Typhoon fighter jets were scrambled last Thursday to intercept London bound Jet Airways flight 9W 118 that had lost radio contact. The Boeing 777-300 was traveling from Mumbai to London Heathrow with over 300 passengers on board when it lost radio contact with controllers over the city of Cologne, Germany.

Watch: German fighter jets intercept and escort airliner


Footage captured from a British Airways plane flying 2,000 feet above 9W 118 shows the fighters flying alongside the Indian passenger jet.

The plane continued along its planned flight path and the fighter pilots managed to restore radio contact just north of Nuremberg using emergency channels.