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2 Planes Headed To JFK Squawk 7700  
User currently offlinepilotanthony From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2007, 82 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 14970 times:

A Kuwait Airways 777 and an Air France A340 both headed to JFK squawk 7700 at the exact same time! Very odd but interesting!

Thoughs....

Kuwait Squawk 7700 heading back to LHR
Air France A340 heading to JFK squawking 7700



Anthony Paraschou
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User currently offlineskipness1E From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2007, 3238 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 14686 times:

Two sick passengers on different continents isn't really interesting.

User currently offlinecorinthians From United States of America, joined May 2008, 340 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 14499 times:

What website is that?

User currently offlinefat-g4 From United States of America, joined Sep 2011, 41 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 14460 times:

Flightradar24.com

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User currently offlineASFlyer From United States of America, joined May 2005, 1170 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 14427 times:

Am I missing something? I thought commercial airlines only squawked 7700 when there was a security issue (generally speaking, a hijacking). I didn't realize that they squawked 7700 for medical diversions. Were these only medical diversions and did they actually "squawk 7700"?

User currently offlinelh526 From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 2360 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 14312 times:
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Quoting ASFlyer (Reply 4):
generally speaking, a hijacking

7500 is Hijacking. 7700 is general emergency

[Edited 2012-10-11 10:31:47]


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User currently offlinepilotanthony From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2007, 82 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 14251 times:

Quoting ASFlyer (Reply 4):

Yes 7700 is a General Emergency, 7600 is a Radio Problem and 7500 is unlawful interference or Hijacking



Anthony Paraschou
User currently offlinepilotanthony From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2007, 82 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 14233 times:

Quoting corinthians (Reply 2):

it is FlightRadar 24 for iPad



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User currently offlineafurman From United States of America, joined Oct 2012, 1 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 14113 times:

Air France looks to be an issue with the Windshield.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/...rance-flight-idUSBRE89A18420121011


User currently offlinezainmax From Pakistan, joined Jul 2009, 109 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 12106 times:

Kuwait B772 diverted due to smoke in the cabin and AF A343 due to windshield problem.


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User currently offlineKaiTak747 From Switzerland, joined Aug 2012, 157 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 11678 times:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...-emergencies-British-airspace.html

Daily Mail has reported it, lord help us!


User currently offlineferengi80 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2007, 690 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 5270 times:
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Quoting lh526 (Reply 5):
7500 is Hijacking. 7700 is general emergency

I remember a little rhyme that reminds me the codes:

Seven five caught alive
Seven six in a fix
Seven seven going to heaven.



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User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20546 posts, RR: 62
Reply 12, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 5265 times:

Quoting KaiTak747 (Reply 10):
Daily Mail has reported it, lord help us!

Jeepers, you'd think they'd at least give a hat-tip to their source.  



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User currently offlinewjcandee From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5154 posts, RR: 22
Reply 13, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 4672 times:

The little rhyme is more confusing than the codes themselves.
"General emergency" is "going to heaven"? What?!
No radio is "in a fix"?
Why isn't general emergency "in a fix"?


User currently offlinekrisyyz From Canada, joined Nov 2004, 1593 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 4446 times:

That will make it the second Inflight emergency for AF today. AF 184 (CDG-HKG, B772) returned to Paris shortly after take off. AF's site says it was a "technical problem". The 777 circled over Paris for about an hour before landing.

KrisYYZ


User currently offlinepilotanthony From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2007, 82 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 4330 times:

Yeah the rhyme is a little confusing. Another air france emergency!


Anthony Paraschou
User currently offlineRussianJet From Belgium, joined Jul 2007, 7701 posts, RR: 21
Reply 16, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 4249 times:
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Oh man....the Daily Mail says that the cabin of the Kuwait 777 was 'filled with smoke'....I'm doubting it was that severe, or was it?


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User currently offlinepilotanthony From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2007, 82 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 4211 times:

Quoting RussianJet (Reply 16):

Who knows!?? Maybe...



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User currently offlineLofty From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2008, 304 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3732 times:

The Kuwait 777 was reported as Signifcant Smoke in the cabin and smoke on the flight deck.

User currently offlineMauriceB From Netherlands, joined Aug 2004, 2490 posts, RR: 25
Reply 19, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3658 times:

Quoting ferengi80 (Reply 11):
I remember a little rhyme that reminds me the codes:

Seven five caught alive
Seven six in a fix
Seven seven going to heaven.

Hehe nice, i used to remember them with these rhymes:

Seven Five man with a knife
Seven six need a radio fix
Seven Seven faling from heaven.


User currently offlinetp1040 From United States of America, joined Apr 2011, 207 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3628 times:

It would seem to me that there needs to be a special purpose squawk code just for medical emergencies. 7800?

User currently offlinehelvknight From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3584 times:

Quoting tp1040 (Reply 20):
It would seem to me that there needs to be a special purpose squawk code just for medical emergencies. 7800?

could be but 7800 would be impossible. Transponder codes are octal.


User currently offlinetp1040 From United States of America, joined Apr 2011, 207 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3438 times:

Quoting helvknight (Reply 21):
could be but 7800 would be impossible. Transponder codes are octal.

Thanks, did not realize that. But it does seem that the ICAO could come up with a correct code.

Well, it would be nice to have.


User currently offlineATCtower From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 542 posts, RR: 3
Reply 23, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3223 times:

Quoting helvknight (Reply 21):
could be but 7800 would be impossible. Transponder codes are octal.

Haha well played.

As for the topic of the thread, perhaps someone with more international knowledge than I can clear something up. The only time an a/c should ever squack 7700 would be if they are unidentified to ATC or also have a subsequent radio failure...

Planes (especially jets) in the US dont just squack 7700 when they declare an emergency and ATC does not request they do, they maintain their discrete beacon code.

Is this different internationally? Thats the part I find interesting about the story...



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User currently offlineCX Flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6597 posts, RR: 55
Reply 24, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3136 times:

Quoting skipness1E (Reply 1):
Two sick passengers on different continents isn't really interesting.

Last I heard, Wales and England were on the same continent!


User currently offlinepilotanthony From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2007, 82 posts, RR: 0
Reply 25, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2926 times:

Quoting skipness1E (Reply 1):

Exactly since when were England and Wales on 2 different Continents thanks for your boring reply.....

:D



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