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After experiencing a two-way communication failure during a flight under IFR in VMC, the correct procedure is…

  • A
    maintain the assigned level and route and land at the nearest aerodrome where VMC conditions prevail.
  • B
    continue to fly in VMC and return to the aerodrome of departure.
  • C
    continue the flight at the assigned level and route, carry out level changes as indicated in the filed ATS flight plan, start the approach to the flight plan destination at the planned ETA.
  • D
    continue to fly in VMC, land at the nearest suitable aerodrome, report the arrival by the most expeditious means to the appropriate Air Traffic Control unit.

ICAO Annex 2
3.6.5.2 Communication failure.

3.6.5.2.1 If in visual meteorological conditions, the aircraft shall:

a) continue to fly in visual meteorological conditions; land at the nearest suitable aerodrome; and report its arrival by the most expeditious means to the appropriate air traffic services unit;
b) if considered advisable, complete an IFR flight in accordance with 3.6.5.2.2.

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