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Typhoon escorted aircraft into Prestwick

Old 2nd Apr 2015, 19:10
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Typhoon escorted aircraft into Prestwick

Italian C 27 apparently


http://www.scotsman.com/news/transpo...port-1-3737298

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Huge emergency services turnout at EGPK according to my social media.

Anybody know the story?

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Old 2nd Apr 2015, 19:27
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Radio Clyde reporting on twitter that the plane lost communications with ATC

https://mobile.twitter.com/radioclydenews
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Old 2nd Apr 2015, 19:50
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A330-243MRTT Tanker still circling

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Old 2nd Apr 2015, 19:53
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Comms failure. Airport in lockdown, surrounding roads closed and massive police response including firearms and dogs.
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Dogs

Must be serious if they have called the dogs out 🐶
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Old 2nd Apr 2015, 20:27
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Police speaking over a tannoy trying to get people out of the aircraft?
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Old 2nd Apr 2015, 21:09
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PIK in Lockdown

Apparently an Italian AF C-27 lost all comms. and was escorted to PIK
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Prestwick Airport: Plane lands safely after 'emergency' - BBC News
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Old 2nd Apr 2015, 21:20
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The linked tanker just passed very near to FR4382, both in the 27,000s - is that normal? I thought there had to be more gap than that.


ETA sorry, forgot we weren't in Spotters [blush]




Oh...and now we are!

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Old 2nd Apr 2015, 21:31
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Broken radio.
Aircraft performs landing.
Non event?
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Old 2nd Apr 2015, 21:37
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BBC: Prestwick Airport also remained open throughout, and a Ryanair passenger flight to Malta took off a short time after the Italian plane landed.

Sounds hugely sensationally undramatic.
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C-27J - a civilian aircraft?

I thought these were military transports.

Anybody know who the operator was?
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"Communication Problems..." List of many 4 AC History

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PP here. Am I the only one that carries a $200 handheld aviation radio in his flight bag?
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