Bthebest From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2008, 475 posts, RR: 0 Reply 9, posted (7 months 8 hours ago) and read 12298 times:
Last track on a/c was parked at an isolated stand on North side of airport.
What is the procedure for a complete comms failure (extremely unlikely, I know)? Do they divert to nearest suitable airfield and assume ATC will sort everthing? In this case, would the crew have known that STN was the designated diversion airfield for emergencies - where QRA is involved at least?
bueb0g From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2010, 591 posts, RR: 0 Reply 20, posted (7 months 4 hours ago) and read 10016 times:
Quoting GLAGAZ (Reply 6): I assume its an error on the crews part. The fact its gone to STN in particular with the escort is not too good a sign. No reason why it couldn't have gone to MAN with a comm failure.
Not an error. They had pax trying to get into the cockpit, but they weren't hijacked, so 7700 seems a perfectly reasonable squawk.
speedbird11 From UK - England, joined Feb 2010, 8 posts, RR: 0 Reply 21, posted (7 months 4 hours ago) and read 9850 times:
Per The Aviator 380 "Right, as per Sky news it was near York from York to MAN for 77W is I am sure not more than 20-30mins? Then why they went all the way to STN?? baffling. "
Not baffling at all..... Stansted is the designated airport for all suspected terrorist events in UK Airspace, hence the diversion. Aircraft park on the remote North Stand away from buildings and the media for isolation purposes. We all remember the events of the Ariana Afghan 727 hijacking!!¬