e195
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AF8 777 Squawk 7700

Sat Mar 16, 2013 7:46 pm

Just noticed this
CDG-JFK

http://uk.flightaware.com/live/flight/AFR8



Seams to be in a hold now for LHR?
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RE: AF8 777 Squawk 7700

Sat Mar 16, 2013 8:00 pm

In hold to burn off fuel ? Has a mechanical problem, sick pax ? Maybe a dumb ass drunk acting stupid? It will be interesting to see what happens.
 
e195
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RE: AF8 777 Squawk 7700

Sat Mar 16, 2013 8:01 pm

I would think burning off fuel, but holding at 20,000ft so maybe pressurisation issue?

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RE: AF8 777 Squawk 7700

Sat Mar 16, 2013 8:01 pm

Aircraft is F-GSPV

Circling now at 20,000 feet, presumeably burning off fuel for landing. Could this be a mechanical issue or a medical emergency? Not an oxoygen issue as they would be a lot lower and hijacking is a different squawk.
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e195
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RE: AF8 777 Squawk 7700

Sat Mar 16, 2013 8:04 pm

Speed dropped alot too i think

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RE: AF8 777 Squawk 7700

Sat Mar 16, 2013 8:06 pm

App says
'Due to a technical incident flight AF008 has returned to Paris'
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RE: AF8 777 Squawk 7700

Sat Mar 16, 2013 8:07 pm

It can be tracked at http://rb24.com/AFR8 as well.
 
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RE: AF8 777 Squawk 7700

Sat Mar 16, 2013 8:13 pm

He went back towards paris and then turned around with a London heading.... interesting....
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RE: AF8 777 Squawk 7700

Sat Mar 16, 2013 8:15 pm

Now it is squawking 5623 but it appears to be headed back to LFPG / CDG. When was this route 'downgraded' from a A388?
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RE: AF8 777 Squawk 7700

Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:33 pm

Quoting KDTWflyer (Reply 8):
When was this route 'downgraded' from a A388?

AF008 has never been a A388. You are confusing with AF006 / 007

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