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Air France Boeing 777

Old 6th Jun 2021, 09:42
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Air France Boeing 777

paris to LAX Seems to be returning to paris. Anyone know why?
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Old 6th Jun 2021, 09:43
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Squawking 7700
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Old 6th Jun 2021, 09:48
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AFR 066 Paris to Los Angeles

Appears to have turned round South of Leicester, proceeding at 18,000ft over La Manche towards Rouen.
Landed back in Paris 1008 UTC

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Old 6th Jun 2021, 09:49
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Big 180 near rugby!
Down to FL180 and holding that level
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Old 6th Jun 2021, 11:28
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"Squawking 7700"

Statistically, around 90% of 7700 squawks are medical emergencies.
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Old 12th Jun 2021, 11:42
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This was one of the 10% ... it was an engine issue.

When they turned back over the midlands they were reporting it as a minor issue and wanted to descend but did not want to declare an emergency.
A while later, somewhere to the NW of London they upgraded to a 'Mayday' call and were given a 7700 squawk; they said that wanted to land at Heathrow and would require assistance upon landing as they had shut down an engine.
Somewhere to the SW of Heathrow, and still at FL180 they asked about dumping fuel. I never heard the outcome of that, but they did continue until over the Channel, where they may have done so.
Once over the Channel they continued south and eventually landed at Paris/CDG.

As all ended well (none of this 'bravely avoided landing on a school' tosh!) it is a 'non-story'.
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Old 13th Jun 2021, 05:10
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Really asked to squawk 7700 by ATC?

How come an engine fail on an ETOPS twin is a Mayday?

Does the AIP UK say LHR is not to be used for emergencies if practicable?

What is the distance (in terms of time) from the decision point to MAN, compared to CDG?

silly questions, are they. https://www.flightradar24.com/data/f.../af66#27f4b698
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