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2 Planes Headed To JFK Squawk 7700

Thu Oct 11, 2012 4:52 pm

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
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RE: 2 Planes Headed To JFK Squawk 7700

Thu Oct 11, 2012 5:07 pm

Two sick passengers on different continents isn't really interesting.
 
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RE: 2 Planes Headed To JFK Squawk 7700

Thu Oct 11, 2012 5:20 pm

What website is that?
 
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Thu Oct 11, 2012 5:23 pm

Flightradar24.com

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RE: 2 Planes Headed To JFK Squawk 7700

Thu Oct 11, 2012 5:24 pm

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"?
 
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RE: 2 Planes Headed To JFK Squawk 7700

Thu Oct 11, 2012 5:30 pm

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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RE: 2 Planes Headed To JFK Squawk 7700

Thu Oct 11, 2012 5:35 pm

Quoting ASFlyer (Reply 4):

Yes 7700 is a General Emergency, 7600 is a Radio Problem and 7500 is unlawful interference or Hijacking
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RE: 2 Planes Headed To JFK Squawk 7700

Thu Oct 11, 2012 5:37 pm

Quoting corinthians (Reply 2):

it is FlightRadar 24 for iPad
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RE: 2 Planes Headed To JFK Squawk 7700

Thu Oct 11, 2012 5:45 pm

Air France looks to be an issue with the Windshield.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/...rance-flight-idUSBRE89A18420121011
 
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RE: 2 Planes Headed To JFK Squawk 7700

Fri Oct 12, 2012 8:55 am

Kuwait B772 diverted due to smoke in the cabin and AF A343 due to windshield problem.
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RE: 2 Planes Headed To JFK Squawk 7700

Sat Oct 13, 2012 7:01 pm

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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RE: 2 Planes Headed To JFK Squawk 7700

Sat Oct 13, 2012 7:04 pm

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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RE: 2 Planes Headed To JFK Squawk 7700

Sun Oct 14, 2012 9:18 pm

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"?
 
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RE: 2 Planes Headed To JFK Squawk 7700

Sun Oct 14, 2012 10:32 pm

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.

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RE: 2 Planes Headed To JFK Squawk 7700

Mon Oct 15, 2012 12:15 am

Yeah the rhyme is a little confusing. Another air france emergency!
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RE: 2 Planes Headed To JFK Squawk 7700

Mon Oct 15, 2012 12:44 am

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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RE: 2 Planes Headed To JFK Squawk 7700

Mon Oct 15, 2012 12:54 am

Quoting RussianJet (Reply 16):

Who knows!?? Maybe...
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RE: 2 Planes Headed To JFK Squawk 7700

Mon Oct 15, 2012 6:31 pm

The Kuwait 777 was reported as Signifcant Smoke in the cabin and smoke on the flight deck.
 
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RE: 2 Planes Headed To JFK Squawk 7700

Mon Oct 15, 2012 7:04 pm

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.
 
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RE: 2 Planes Headed To JFK Squawk 7700

Mon Oct 15, 2012 7:18 pm

It would seem to me that there needs to be a special purpose squawk code just for medical emergencies. 7800?
 
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RE: 2 Planes Headed To JFK Squawk 7700

Mon Oct 15, 2012 7:29 pm

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.
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RE: 2 Planes Headed To JFK Squawk 7700

Mon Oct 15, 2012 8:59 pm

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.
 
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RE: 2 Planes Headed To JFK Squawk 7700

Tue Oct 16, 2012 2:33 am

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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RE: 2 Planes Headed To JFK Squawk 7700

Tue Oct 16, 2012 3:40 am

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!
 
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RE: 2 Planes Headed To JFK Squawk 7700

Tue Oct 16, 2012 3:27 pm

Quoting skipness1E (Reply 1):

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

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