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Fighter Jets Scrambled To Passenger Plane
Sky News ^

Posted on 05/24/2013 6:22:37 AM PDT by UKrepublican

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1 posted on 05/24/2013 6:22:37 AM PDT by UKrepublican
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Must have been some of those Ammish terrorists aboard.


2 posted on 05/24/2013 6:23:51 AM PDT by Jeff Head
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Gregor Peter‏@L0gg0l5 min PAKISTAN AIRLINES FLIGHT 709 FROM LAHORE TO MANCHESTER SQUAWKS 7700 EMERGENCY CODE -- @flightradar24
3 posted on 05/24/2013 6:23:56 AM PDT by UKrepublican
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Amaze that FRpers can be so fast posting. Good job.


4 posted on 05/24/2013 6:24:02 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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I give you credit for getting this up very fast, and at the start of a major holiday weekend.


5 posted on 05/24/2013 6:24:50 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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haha thank you. Karl Totton‏@KarlT8255 s #PIA709 Essex Police says an incident occurred onboard Pakistani plane being diverted to Stansted and force is investigating
6 posted on 05/24/2013 6:25:34 AM PDT by UKrepublican
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7500 – Hijack -so we know it isn’t that


7 posted on 05/24/2013 6:26:02 AM PDT by RummyChick
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Yes, and just heard apparently not terror related, so all is well!

But any problem with a plane from Pakistan is a cause for concern!


8 posted on 05/24/2013 6:27:31 AM PDT by UKrepublican
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To: Biggirl
Not much will go on the world news-wise in the next three days, because of the holiday /sarc

The pre-recorded touchy-feely stories will take precedence

9 posted on 05/24/2013 6:28:41 AM PDT by CMB_polarization
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7700 Emergency (ICAO, worldwide)


10 posted on 05/24/2013 6:31:38 AM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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Considering PIA’s safety record I’m surprise 7700 isn’t hard wired into their transponders.


11 posted on 05/24/2013 6:31:39 AM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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Problems in both engines? Hmmmmmm....


12 posted on 05/24/2013 6:31:54 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory, and He will not be mocked! Blessed be the Name of the Lord forever!)
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It may or may not be terror related — I think it’s too early to tell.

From the article you posted:

“An Essex Police spokeswoman said: “An incident has occurred on an aircraft. Police and partners are responding.”

I doubt they would have scrambled fighter jets, if the incident had been a drunk passenger...


13 posted on 05/24/2013 6:32:13 AM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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Maybe another plane was on fire:

Plane 'On Fire' Flying Over Central London

14 posted on 05/24/2013 6:33:11 AM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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FoxNews

Amy Kellogg — unknown what the problem is. Plane has landed at Stansted Airport (was headed to Manchester).

Plane/pilot put out emergency signal about an hour previous. Unknow at present what that emergency is/was or whether it involved person(s) or equipment.


15 posted on 05/24/2013 6:34:56 AM PDT by TomGuy (.)
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Depends on if the pilots declared an emergency or not. If the pilots declared an emergency to get priority handling from ATC, the controllers may ask them to squawk (set their transponder to) 7700 just to make them easier to spot on radar and let the controllers get them a clear path to Stansted.

}:-)4


16 posted on 05/24/2013 6:35:18 AM PDT by Moose4 (SHALL. NOT. BE. INFRINGED.)
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FoxNews just mentioned the website:

http://www.flightradar24.com/

It tracks flights live.


17 posted on 05/24/2013 6:36:09 AM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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United Kingdom: Incident Occurred On Civilian Aircraft Flying From Pakistan, Officials Say
May 24, 2013 | 1328 GMT
An incident occurred on a Pakistan International Airlines plane flying from Lahore to Manchester, an Essex police spokeswoman said, BBC reported May 24. The plane has been diverted from Manchester to Stansted Airport, and British Royal Air Force jets have been launched to investigate the aircraft, the British Minister of Defense said


18 posted on 05/24/2013 6:36:45 AM PDT by crosslink (Moderates should play in the middle of a busy street)
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To: CMB_polarization

You got it, in regards to the holiday weekend, Memorial Day rememberences will take top priority.

Even some of the talkradio show folks have taken off, Sean Hannity for the nationals and a local mid-morning guy, WTIC AM’s Jim Vicevich for another.


19 posted on 05/24/2013 6:47:39 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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20 posted on 05/24/2013 6:54:27 AM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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