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AWE920 Declared Mayday May 25th  
User currently offlinerobk From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 3946 posts, RR: 18
Posted (1 year 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 28908 times:

Was on HF 8918. Declared mayday with a great sense of urgency in his voice. Immediate descent from FL350 to FL200 and a phone patch with New York ATC which I couldn't hear due to terrible HF conditions. Is being handed off to VHF 126.02 in a few mins, don't know which centre that is. Aircraft is B752 N200UU.

edit: typo

[Edited 2013-05-25 08:47:59]

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User currently offlinerobk From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 3946 posts, RR: 18
Reply 1, posted (1 year 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 28841 times:

FL200 140 degree radial, 265 miles from Wilmington, alternate Charlotte. We are now going to go direct to Charlotte. Change now to centre on 126.02.

User currently offlineGRUIAD From United States of America, joined Sep 2010, 57 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (1 year 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 28734 times:

If they chose CLT it must be something manageable. ILM is right on the coast and a half hour or more closer.

User currently offlinerobk From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 3946 posts, RR: 18
Reply 3, posted (1 year 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 28548 times:

Terrible conditions and I can't make it out, but the flight declares mayday at 24 mins 09 seconds on this link (due credit to Dave/liveatc.net) :

http://archive-server.liveatc.net/hf...AR-A-NS-8918-May-25-2013-1500Z.mp3


User currently offlinekl911 From Ireland, joined Jul 2003, 5113 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (1 year 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 28210 times:

Weird, cant find it on flightradar24

edit: nevermind, I found it. SE of wilmington

[Edited 2013-05-25 09:12:56]


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User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (1 year 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 28155 times:

Flightaware shows it halfway to its destination airport.. with no divert


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User currently offlinerobk From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 3946 posts, RR: 18
Reply 6, posted (1 year 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 28005 times:

It's tracking now it's back under radar coverage. Was in the WATRS area before where there's no radar coverage and flightaware just fills in the blanks with estimated positions which are rarely correct in my experience. You should see it pop up on the tracking sites now.

User currently offlineWTXJET From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 23 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (1 year 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 27950 times:

ETA CLT 12:43local per US Airways website

User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (1 year 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 27950 times:

Quoting robk (Reply 6):

Yea.. it just updated.



"It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog"
User currently offlineGRUIAD From United States of America, joined Sep 2010, 57 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (1 year 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 27952 times:

Flightaware estimates position based on planned route of flight in transoceanic sectors. It isn't using radar data therefore is not a reliable source until its back inside an enroute centers control.

User currently offlinekl911 From Ireland, joined Jul 2003, 5113 posts, RR: 12
Reply 10, posted (1 year 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 27796 times:

Quoting GRUIAD (Reply 9):
It isn't using radar data therefore is not a reliable source until its back inside an enroute centers control.

For this purpose flightradar24 is better, getting live radar info, and over the atlantic from FAA



Next trip : DUB-AUH-CGK-DPS-KUL-AUH-CDG-ORK :-)
User currently offlineN62NA From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4406 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (1 year 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 27493 times:

Quoting robk (Reply 3):
Terrible conditions and I can't make it out, but the flight declares mayday at 24 mins 09 seconds on this link (due credit to Dave/liveatc.net) :

http://archive-server.liveatc.net/hf...Z.mp3

I tried filtering out some of the noise but still can't make much out unfortunately.


User currently offlinewarden145 From United States of America, joined Aug 2010, 501 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (1 year 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 27455 times:

Quoting EMBQA (Reply 5):
Flightaware shows it halfway to its destination airport.. with no divert

FWIW flightview.com says the plane was flying from PHL to AUA, and diverted to CLT and is 19 minutes out of CLT as of this writing.



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User currently offlinequalitydr From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 117 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (1 year 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 26917 times:

Do you think this flight chose CLT because of AWE operations there? Or some other basis for choice? Seems to me, from where they turned right, they would have had a large number of choices, several closer than CLT...


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User currently offlineCO764 From United States of America, joined Jan 2012, 152 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (1 year 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 26701 times:

Just out of 3000 feet....


http://flightdiary.net/CO764.
User currently offlineboeing727 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 950 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (1 year 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 26362 times:

Terminated the emergency upon entering the ramp...

Boeing727


User currently offlinequalitydr From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 117 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (1 year 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 26360 times:

Looks to be doing fine, on final now and seconds from touchdown. Any word on what the emergency is?


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User currently offlineMasseyBrown From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 5349 posts, RR: 7
Reply 17, posted (1 year 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 26072 times:

This is probably the most dramatic thread I've read on JUB - thanks to the factual, non-hysterical posts.

Congrats to the posters.



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User currently offlineDTWPurserBoy From United States of America, joined Feb 2010, 1492 posts, RR: 7
Reply 18, posted (1 year 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 26066 times:

I tried to access the atc voice but I got a message saying "Access denied due to network abuse." I have never accessed the site in my life! How could I have abused it?


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User currently offlineAesma From France, joined Nov 2009, 6471 posts, RR: 9
Reply 19, posted (1 year 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 25201 times:

Quoting DTWPurserBoy (Reply 18):
I tried to access the atc voice but I got a message saying "Access denied due to network abuse." I have never accessed the site in my life! How could I have abused it?

Are you home or maybe on a shared network ? Do you have a static IP ?



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User currently offlineLonghornmaniac From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 3275 posts, RR: 45
Reply 20, posted (1 year 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 24890 times:

Quoting DTWPurserBoy (Reply 18):

Same happened to me, but I'm on a flight right now. Just go through the main liveatc.net page, type in 8918 in the full site search, and find the appropriate link (towards the bottom), and navigate to the archive from there.

Cheers,
Cameron


User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 24643 posts, RR: 22
Reply 21, posted (1 year 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 24359 times:

Quoting kl911 (Reply 10):
Quoting GRUIAD (Reply 9):
It isn't using radar data therefore is not a reliable source until its back inside an enroute centers control.

For this purpose flightradar24 is better, getting live radar info, and over the atlantic from FAA

What radar? Wasn't it outside any radar coverage area?


User currently offlinerobk From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 3946 posts, RR: 18
Reply 22, posted (1 year 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 24302 times:

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 21):
What radar? Wasn't it outside any radar coverage area?

Correct. As far as I know both sites receive the exact same data from the FAA ASDI feed so neither site will be better than the other.


User currently offlinejerseyguy From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 1945 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (1 year 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 23620 times:
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According to USAirways, flight left 2 hours late from PHL and diverted due to maintenance. Obviously something that they thought was fixed wasnt.


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User currently offlinenwcoflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2003, 689 posts, RR: 14
Reply 24, posted (1 year 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 23099 times:

Quoting jerseyguy (Reply 23):
According to USAirways, flight left 2 hours late from PHL and diverted due to maintenance. Obviously something that they thought was fixed wasnt.

Or... more likely that it was a secondary, unrelated issue. Airlines don't just "think" something is fixed, and captains dont just accept aircraft "assuming" its good to go.



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25 AA737-823 : It's already on avherald dot com, evidently problems with fuel balance.
26 silentbob : Last time I was down there the flight back to CLT canceled due to MTX and they had to put on an extra section the next day. Yes, it will be much easi
27 winstonlegthigh : I went back and re-read this thread to see where any of this aforementioned drama was- search came up empty. I sometimes get the feeling that there ar
28 AirKiwi : I was one of the controllers who worked this flight into Charlotte, from around ILM to Charlotte Approach. We were only told it was a fuel issue, and
29 N62NA : Thanks for sharing that. Always good to get news from a direct source, which happens all too infrequently these days (here and in "the news" in gener
30 Post contains images DTWSXM : I agree, except for the title, the post was very drama free, straight forward and informational. Since I didn't see this until 12+ hours after the op
31 art : It's much better to say 'May 25' than 'today'. Equally 'just declared mayday' means little without giving the time and date.
32 robk : Silly argument imho. When I made the original post it had just happened, hence "just declared mayday". Anyone with sense would be able to see that a
33 type-rated : And these same people usually are the ones who know nothing about how aircraft operate or any kind knowledge of aircraft systems. If someone with the
34 wjcandee : I noticed they descended to FL220. Curious: if there's a potential fuel issue and you're out over the Atlantic, don't you want to maintain a nice high
35 D L X : Is there any new information about this flight? A person on another board claiming to be a passenger on this flight has hinted or suggested that the p
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