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sk909
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VS44 In Trouble?

Tue Jan 03, 2012 12:13 pm

I am looking at FlightRadar and suddenly i see VS44 (G-VLIP) with an odd flight pattern. It looks like it has had 2 or 3 attempts at LGW. Is it landing at Stansted?
What seems to be the problem? Just the weather, or is there another problem?
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virginson937
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RE: VS44 In Trouble?

Tue Jan 03, 2012 12:15 pm

The VS016 had 2 attempts at LGW and diverted to STN. I believe it's due to winds at LGW.

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RE: VS44 In Trouble?

Tue Jan 03, 2012 12:31 pm

Thx. But did they squawk 7700? It does seem they did. And would that be normal for 2 failed attempts? Could it be that they had some kind of problem?
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RE: VS44 In Trouble?

Tue Jan 03, 2012 12:41 pm

I see comment that a squawk was made, but the plane is now down at STN.
 
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RE: VS44 In Trouble?

Tue Jan 03, 2012 12:52 pm

Quoting sk909 (Reply 2):
Thx. But did they squawk 7700? It does seem they did. And would that be normal for 2 failed attempts? Could it be that they had some kind of problem?

They probably ran short on fuel after 2/3 missed approaches, and since "fuel emergency" has no status in the UK they had to declare an emergency, thus squawking 7700.
 
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RE: VS44 In Trouble?

Tue Jan 03, 2012 1:41 pm

Ya, that could be it.
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