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Pilot Broadcasts Hijacking Signal By Mistake  
User currently offlineCaptjetblast From Argentina, joined Aug 2001, 281 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 5014 times:

A few days ago, a commercial flight bound to Buenos Aires emitting the hijacking signal (7700 ?) caused panic, and Argentina Air Force jets were ready to scramble. Once the pilot regained communications, he explained it was a mistake, he wanted to emit the no radios signal (7777 ?), but mistook it.

Sorry I don't remember the flight number and operator.

Of course, the plane was escorted till the end of the runway, where all the formal procedures took place.

HOW CAN THIS HAPPEN? Must he be sanctioned?

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User currently offlinePilotaydin From Turkey, joined Sep 2004, 2538 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 4958 times:

hey there jet blast. The hijack signal is alpha code 7500. 7700 is for emergency. I was told in college to always squawk down from 7 and not up as 7777 is a military code used on some training missions and unmanned shoot downs...can anyone confirm this?

it's quite a story, who knows what was going on in the cockpit? Good thing no one was shot down...you never know!

take care
a



The only time there is too much fuel onboard, is when you're on fire!
User currently offlineIDAWA From Italy, joined Aug 2004, 303 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 4953 times:

The transponder code for hijacked aircraft should be 7600, while 7700 is the one for aircraft in trouble. If you don't want to transmit anything, then it should be 1200.

May someone see if this is correct?

I-DAWA.



Flown on: 319, 320, 321, 340, 727, 737, 747, 757, 767, 777, DC9, D10, M11, M80, 146, EM2, BEH, CRJ, DH8, L4T.
User currently offlinePNEPilot From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 4920 times:

Not quite: 1200 is for VFR flights

7500 is hijack

7600 is lost comms

7700 is emergency

7777 is for military use


User currently offlineKYIPpilot From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 1383 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 4915 times:

The transponder code for hijacked aircraft should be 7600, while 7700 is the one for aircraft in trouble.

7500 is Hijack
7600 is lost communications
7700 is emergency



"It starts when you're always afraid; You step out of line, the man come and take you away" -Buffalo Springfield
User currently offlineGeoffm From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 2111 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 4707 times:

- Code 1200 VFR Flight
- Code 7700 Emergency
- Code 7600 Radio Failure
- Code 7500 Hijack
- Code 7777 Military Interceptor Operations

-from http://www.gg-pilot.com/ggweeklyarticle.asp?id=10

Geoff M.


User currently offlineAirsicknessbag From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 4723 posts, RR: 34
Reply 6, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 4515 times:

I heard about a little rhyme student pilots are taught to remember that 7500 thingy: "Seventy five - man with a knife."

Daniel Smile


User currently offlineUa777222 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3348 posts, RR: 11
Reply 7, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 4415 times:

Seventy Five- Taken A Nose Dive
Seventy Six- Radio Needs A Fix
Seventy Seven- Need Some Help From Heaven........

Just made them up but then again if you need a rhyme to remember proper transponder codes than you might be, as they say, SOL..

Glad all is good and everyone is ok.

Thanks again.

UA777222



"It wasn't raining when Noah built the ark."
User currently offlineDeltamd-88 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 123 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 4399 times:

UA I like that Rhyme thats a good one to remember them by


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User currently offlineCX Flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6573 posts, RR: 55
Reply 9, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 4403 times:

We usually dial up 2000 if we don't want to have anything there.

User currently offlineUa777222 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3348 posts, RR: 11
Reply 10, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 4347 times:

Ah what the hell,

As long as it works and doesn't get you killed.

Sry if I stepped on your toes DL!

Thanks again.

UA777222



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