FlyBe Squawk 7700

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  1. Sammich

    Sammich Gold Member

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    A FlyBe flight BE760 was squawking 7700 a few minutes ago according to flight radar. Then it disappeared on my screen.

    Hope everyone is OK.



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  2. MSYgirl

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    Edinburgh Airport reported status
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    Southampton Airport - reported status
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  3. blackjack-21

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    We've flown flyBe several times in the past on their Bae146's between Belfast and LGW. Hope everyone's okay.
    Just noticed from the link showing the verical speed per minute of -2431 fpm. Seems very steep and too fast.
     
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  4. gregm

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    Is there a +/- factor (margin of error) that might this make sense?
     
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    I tried looking this up but couldn't find anything regarding this incident.
     
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  6. MSYgirl

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    I think they turned back for a medical emergency. No idea why they squawked 7700.
     
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  7. blackjack-21

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    Considering it's a Dash8-400 with a larger wingspan then usual for an aircrcraft that size, to help with the shorter field landings and takeoffs, it's entirely possible that a steep, fast descent of at least 2430 fpm is entirely satisfactory, however, 2431 fpm may be beyond the comfort range of many on board and cause the usual stomach airising into throat sensations when doing so. Therefore, and without having the manual or a D400's pilot answering to the affirmative or not, ....my guess is as good as yours. It just seemed faster then I would think the aircraft is usually flown on a normal descent and landing.
     
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