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Light aircraft emergency as plane sends urgent 7700 Squawk code at 1500ft


The Tutor G-BYVH aircraft transmitted the signal near Stamford in Peterborough shortly after 13.30 this afternoon. The 7700 squawk code is designed to immediately alert Air Traffic Control to an aircraft in distress.

It can often be used to indicate a technical or engineering issue with the aircraft.

Just yesterday, a flight from Turin to London had to issue a ‘7700’ alert before landing.

The easyJet flight, number EZY73WP 9H-SLH, transmitted a code 7700, indicating a general emergency at Gatwick Airport.

However, it has been reported that the aircraft landed safely at Gatwick.

READ MORE: Easyjet emergency: Turin to London flight squawks ‘7700’ on landing



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