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PIA LHE-MAN Squawk 7700

Fri May 24, 2013 1:00 pm

Looks to be diverting to STN.
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RE: PIA LHE-MAN Squawk 7700

Fri May 24, 2013 1:08 pm

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RE: PIA LHE-MAN Squawk 7700

Fri May 24, 2013 1:14 pm

Appears to be taxiing to North side of airfield, doesn't appear to be technical.
 
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RE: PIA LHE-MAN Squawk 7700

Fri May 24, 2013 1:14 pm

Landed STN a few seconds ago.

Ongoing event.
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RE: PIA LHE-MAN Squawk 7700

Fri May 24, 2013 1:14 pm

Seems to be tracking towards London?

PIA709 squawk 7700 General Emergency.

Hyjacking is a 7500 code so assume this is lost coms / general emergency

http://fr24.com/PIA709

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RE: PIA LHE-MAN Squawk 7700

Fri May 24, 2013 1:15 pm

On BBC News, too, including a nice FR24 image.
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RE: PIA LHE-MAN Squawk 7700

Fri May 24, 2013 1:20 pm

Quoting sandyb123 (Reply 4):
Hyjacking is a 7500 code so assume this is lost coms / general emergency

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.
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RE: PIA LHE-MAN Squawk 7700

Fri May 24, 2013 1:21 pm

Supposedly an "incident on board" (disturbance?) according to the MOD per the BBC.
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RE: PIA LHE-MAN Squawk 7700

Fri May 24, 2013 1:25 pm

Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 7):
Supposedly an "incident on board" (disturbance?) according to the MOD per the BBC.

From the BBC

Quoting BBC:

RAF Typhoon jets have been launched to investigate an incident involving a civilian aircraft within UK airspace, the Ministry of Defence has said.

A Pakistan International Airlines plane has been diverted from Manchester to Stansted Airport, a Manchester Airport spokesman said.

An Essex Police spokeswoman added: "An incident has occurred on an aircraft. Police and partners are responding."

The BBC understands that the plane left Lahore at 09:35 local time.

It was due in at Manchester at 1400 BST.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-22658979

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RE: PIA LHE-MAN Squawk 7700

Fri May 24, 2013 1:25 pm

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?
 
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RE: PIA LHE-MAN Squawk 7700

Fri May 24, 2013 1:27 pm

BBC quoted as saying a disturbance on board. Significant in that the aircraft was flown south to STN rather than continuing to MAN.

Noted that it is closer to the capital - possibly easier for london based security personnel to manage the situation.
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RE: PIA LHE-MAN Squawk 7700

Fri May 24, 2013 1:29 pm

Quoting sandyb123 (Reply 8):

From the BBC

I was quoting from BBC News live on channel 80.
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RE: PIA LHE-MAN Squawk 7700

Fri May 24, 2013 1:35 pm

Quoting btblue (Reply 12):
Significant in that the aircraft was flown south to STN rather than continuing to MAN.

STN is the designated diversion airport for "events" in UK airspace.
 
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RE: PIA LHE-MAN Squawk 7700

Fri May 24, 2013 1:43 pm

Latest from BBC:

Aircraft was 10 minutes from landing. Essex police indicate an incident on board.

PIA released a statement to the effect that MAN had received a call regarding the flight and had initiated the diversion procedures in co-operation with authorities.
 
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RE: PIA LHE-MAN Squawk 7700

Fri May 24, 2013 1:45 pm

Quoting sandyb123 (Reply 10):

In the case of communication failure the aircraft would squawk 7600.
 
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RE: PIA LHE-MAN Squawk 7700

Fri May 24, 2013 1:49 pm

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.

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RE: PIA LHE-MAN Squawk 7700

Fri May 24, 2013 2:02 pm

Quoting TheAviator380 (Reply 17):
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??

Because:

Quoting blooBirdie (Reply 14):
STN is the designated diversion airport for "events" in UK airspace.
 
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RE: PIA LHE-MAN Squawk 7700

Fri May 24, 2013 2:17 pm

They are saying, two people have been arrested.

A Pakistan International Airlines spokesman Zufiqar Bijarani told CNN: "We have been told there may have been a bomb threat." But he did not say if he had anything to confirm or deny this.
 
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RE: PIA LHE-MAN Squawk 7700

Fri May 24, 2013 3:27 pm

Bomb disposal vehicle has arrived on scene.

May only be precautionary.
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RE: PIA LHE-MAN Squawk 7700

Fri May 24, 2013 5:00 pm

AVHerald reporting 2 passengers repeatedly trying to get in to the cockpit.

http://www.avherald.com/h?article=462c0ad4&opt=512
 
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RE: PIA LHE-MAN Squawk 7700

Fri May 24, 2013 5:05 pm

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.
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RE: PIA LHE-MAN Squawk 7700

Fri May 24, 2013 5:14 pm

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!!¬
 
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RE: PIA LHE-MAN Squawk 7700

Fri May 24, 2013 5:19 pm

Quoting bueb0g (Reply 20):
Not an error. They had pax trying to get into the cockpit, but they weren't hijacked, so 7700 seems a perfectly reasonable squawk.

It was a potential hijack situation. Hence the diversion to Stansted and not just continuing to MAN. 7500 would have been more appropriate.
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RE: PIA LHE-MAN Squawk 7700

Fri May 24, 2013 8:41 pm

Quoting GLAGAZ (Reply 22):
They had pax trying to get into the cockpit, but they weren't hijacked, so 7700 seems a perfectly reasonable squawk.

Agreed.

Quoting sandyb123 (Reply 4):
Hyjacking is a 7500 code so assume this is lost coms

I believe Lost Com is 7600.

Perhaps ATC requested it to squawk 7700. Something to do with the fighter escorts or military.
 
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RE: PIA LHE-MAN Squawk 7700

Fri May 24, 2013 9:50 pm

"Quoting sandyb123 (Reply 4):
Hyjacking is a 7500 code so assume this is lost coms

I believe Lost Com is 7600."

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RE: PIA LHE-MAN Squawk 7700

Sat May 25, 2013 5:59 am

So what happened? In case of BA762 we have already a lot of information but not for this flight. Some passengers are being quoted that the crew overreacted. Any news?
 
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RE: PIA LHE-MAN Squawk 7700

Sat May 25, 2013 11:30 am

Globally, 7500 is the code for hijacking, 7600 is the code for lost two-way radio communication (obviously not loss of all communication), and 7700 is the code for emergency.

In the U.S., a flight with lost communications would continue on its most recent ATC clearance if in IMC, and if no clearance was received, on its planned route of flight. If in VFR conditions, it would land at the nearest practical airport. Not sure how that works in the UK, but either way, it doesn't seem to apply here.
 
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RE: PIA LHE-MAN Squawk 7700

Sun May 26, 2013 9:10 am

2 males now charged with endangering an aircraft.
 
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RE: PIA LHE-MAN Squawk 7700

Sun May 26, 2013 2:55 pm

The ammount of disinformation and supposition made to sound like fact on here is the only thing which is "baffling."

People need to read up on UK Air Law and procedures before speculating or analysing the correct procedure which was adopted yesterday.

By all accounts, this was a job well done, to the book.

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RE: PIA LHE-MAN Squawk 7700

Mon May 27, 2013 1:33 pm

According to the BBC they allegedly threatened that "crew and passengers would be killed and the aircraft blown up before landing".

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-22680992

They both pled not guilty. Will be interesting to see what comes of this...

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RE: PIA LHE-MAN Squawk 7700

Mon May 27, 2013 4:39 pm

Per MSN.com, the pair are being held without access to bail. That suggests that there is a very serious reason to believe that they were interfering or going to do so with the flight and possibly were trying to cause an act of terror.

I wonder if as the one guy being held was seeking some kind of revenge on the Pakistani government and the UK's as well, as he was returning from the funeral of his mother (per the linked news story), I wonder ?
 
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RE: PIA LHE-MAN Squawk 7700

Mon May 27, 2013 5:50 pm

Quoting LTBEWR (Reply 30):
Per MSN.com, the pair are being held without access to bail. That suggests that there is a very serious reason to believe that they were interfering or going to do so with the flight and possibly were trying to cause an act of terror.

No they are remanded into protective custody pending magistrate court hearings and probable trial date settings because it's considered they may : -

A - Abscond

B- Be a risk to themselves and others

C- Be at risk of being attacked by others.
 
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RE: PIA LHE-MAN Squawk 7700

Mon May 27, 2013 10:15 pm

Quoting LTBEWR (Reply 30):
Per MSN.com, the pair are being held without access to bail. That suggests that there is a very serious reason to believe that they were interfering or going to do so with the flight and possibly were trying to cause an act of terror.
Quoting rutankrd (Reply 31):
No they are remanded into protective custody pending magistrate court hearings and probable trial date settings because it's considered they may : -

Same thing, just different phraseology. I was slightly surprised they weren't granted bail, but that does indicate this was more than just an angry/drunk passenger.