Why Aircraft Identification Matters

Discussion in 'General Discussion | Travel' started by EXECUTIVE TRAVEL, Nov 16, 2011.  |  Print Topic

  1. In January of this year, a United 777 had to divert to Toronto due to a malfunctioning transponder. It seems that coffee was inadvertently spilled onto the center console, which contained the control panel for the aircraft’s transponder. Because the coffee caused an electronic short, a hijack code was transmitted to air traffic control.

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