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Author Topic: ZE705 squawking 7700  (Read 5269 times)

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jetset

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ZE705 squawking 7700
« on: November 22, 2009, 05:52:47 PM »
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Re: ZE705 squawking 7700
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2009, 10:03:48 PM »
At the risk of exposing my ignorance .... what is the significance of a 7700 squawk ?
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Re: ZE705 squawking 7700
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2009, 10:08:17 PM »
It's an emergency code - "Special Purpose Code - Emergency"

With passenger aircraft (including ZE705?) it's often a passenger medical emergency - but not always...

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Re: ZE705 squawking 7700
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2009, 10:16:54 PM »
ZE705 looks like an RAF aircraft registration.  Probably a TriStar.

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Re: ZE705 squawking 7700
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2009, 10:21:34 PM »
Tristar, flew in about 7 this evening across East Anglia towards Lyneham or Brize Norton.

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Re: ZE705 squawking 7700
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2009, 10:22:29 PM »
It is indeed. 43C07A a Lockheed L-101 Tristar. Sometimes military aircraft squawk 7700 when practicing a simulated emergency - though of course in the case of this particular aircraft, possibly carrying troops, it could have been for real.

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