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estorilm
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IAD - ASCOT 6368 emergency landing a few minutes ago?

Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:13 pm

Not sure what happened, I work under the IAD 19R approach and just heard something LOUD fly over - couldn't run outside in time, but I've worked here for over a decade and it was very unusual. Tuned into tower frequency for that runway and there was indeed an emergency aircraft "ASCOT 6368" (Air Support Command Operational Transport) being told to vacate when able and go to idle power for inspection, ground asking what's onboard if able to disclose. :?

Anyone have an idea on type of aircraft and type of emergency? Sounded like it was possibly a C-17 or something - MAYBE a C5 but I'm in denial if that's the case.

EDIT: apparently no one really knows what ASCOT stands for, but I figured Air Support Command Operational Transport from what I had read... possibly incorrect.
 
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Re: IAD - ASCOT 6368 emergency landing a few minutes ago?

Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:22 pm

It's a British aicraft - call sign was RRR6368. It flew BZZ-DOV yesterday and it looks like it was headed west when it diverted to IAD over western Maryland. I can't tell you type beyond that it's something the the legs for a (relatively short) TATL Flight. But that may narrow things down to the C-17 because I don't think the RAF operates any other transport aicraft with that range.
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Re: IAD - ASCOT 6368 emergency landing a few minutes ago?

Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:33 pm

Cubsrule wrote:
It's a British aicraft - call sign was RRR6368. It flew BZZ-DOV yesterday and it looks like it was headed west when it diverted to IAD over western Maryland. I can't tell you type beyond that it's something the the legs for a (relatively short) TATL Flight. But that may narrow things down to the C-17 because I don't think the RAF operates any other transport aicraft with that range.

Awesome, thanks! I called airport ops and was transferred 3 times (highly unusual) even though the first guy said it was a C-17, he was immediately cut off and put me on hold - last guy simply said - "hm, not sure, we have a ton of diversions right now". I guess I shouldn't inquire about military aircraft lol!
 
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Re: IAD - ASCOT 6368 emergency landing a few minutes ago?

Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:43 pm

Cubsrule wrote:
But that may narrow things down to the C-17 because I don't think the RAF operates any other transport aicraft with that range.

A330MRTT
 
estorilm
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Re: IAD - ASCOT 6368 emergency landing a few minutes ago?

Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:54 pm

AWACSooner wrote:
Cubsrule wrote:
But that may narrow things down to the C-17 because I don't think the RAF operates any other transport aicraft with that range.

A330MRTT

Is that considered a transport?
 
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Re: IAD - ASCOT 6368 emergency landing a few minutes ago?

Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:24 pm

estorilm wrote:
AWACSooner wrote:
A330MRTT

Is that considered a transport?


It's in its name. Multi Role Tanker Transport
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Re: IAD - ASCOT 6368 emergency landing a few minutes ago?

Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:45 pm

RRR6368 was Boeing C-17A ZZ178

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Re: IAD - ASCOT 6368 emergency landing a few minutes ago?

Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:51 pm

TripleDelta wrote:
estorilm wrote:
AWACSooner wrote:
A330MRTT

Is that considered a transport?


It's in its name. Multi Role Tanker Transport

I'm aware. :roll: I'm saying on paper, is it considered a transport type, as the globemaster is.

The name also says "tactical" however, I doubt it's going to be doing the things a C17 does lol (reverse thrust in flight, etc).
 
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Re: IAD - ASCOT 6368 emergency landing a few minutes ago?

Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:58 pm

AWACSooner wrote:
Cubsrule wrote:
But that may narrow things down to the C-17 because I don't think the RAF operates any other transport aicraft with that range.

A330MRTT


https://www.radarbox24.com/data/flights/rrr6368


Looks like a C-17 when I did a search with RRR6368 lookup.

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Re: IAD - ASCOT 6368 emergency landing a few minutes ago?

Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:16 pm

It was indeed a C17...saw it on about a 4 mile final for 19R. I thought it was weird they were using 19R at that time of day when there isn't much traffic.
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