SAS Flight Oslo-Manchester Intercepted by RAF Typhoons

SAS Flight Oslo-Manchester Intercepted by RAF Typhoons
Bene Riobó, CC BY-SA 4.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

A SAS flight between Oslo and Manchester was intercepted by RAF Typhoons over the North East of the UK.

SAS Flight Oslo-Manchester Intercepted by RAF Typhoons…


SAS Flight Oslo-Manchester Intercepted by RAF Typhoons
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SAS flight SK4609 is a routine scheduled flight between Oslo and Manchester, with the affected rotation getting intercepted by RAF Typhoons being operated by EI-SIU.

As per data from Planespotters.net, EI-SIU is a 1.4 year old Airbus A320neo that was delivered to the airline back in November 2022 under the Connect subsidiary.

Of the A320neo variant, the Connect subsidiary has 29 of them, of which all are in active service and host an average fleet age of 2.6 years.

SAS flight SK4609 departed Oslo at 1119 local time this morning and proceeded in a south-westerly direction towards Manchester.

Upon reaching the Newcastle area, the aircraft made a singular loop around the area, with reports that this is where the RAF Typhoon interception occurred.

From there, the aircraft continued onwards to Manchester, where it has just landed in the last few minutes.

At this time, it is unclear what the reason for the interception, with the aircraft not squawking the 7700 general emergency code at any point.

This remains a developing story. As soon as we have a reason for this event, then we will update the article accordingly.

UPDATE #1 @ 1250 UK time – Unconfirmed reports coming in that the interception onboard SAS flight SK4609 Oslo-Manchester was due to a loss of comms.

UPDATE #2 @ 1253 UK time – Pictures of the RAF Typhoons during the interception.

UPDATE #3 @ 1302 UK time – Video footage showing the SAS A320neo on approach to Manchester with the RAF Typhoons behind them.

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