Loganair flight LM427 squawked code ‘7700’ after leaving Glasgow airport this evening before turning back and returning to the airport.
The Open Source Intelligence Twitter account SkyWatcher Intel followed the event earlier, if you don’t follow them then I’d suggest you go do that now.
Loganair flight LOG41FR Saab 340B squawking 7700 (General Emergency) and turning back to Glasgow of which the aircraft departed 10 mins ago pic.twitter.com/ehGQwiBEm3
— SkyWatcher Intel (@skywatcherintel) September 2, 2020
I have contacted Loganair for more information.
What is the significance of “Squawking 7700”?
Captain Hoke is a Boeing 757/767 captain for a package express airline and also runs the website AeroSavvy, he had this to say.
“Declaring an emergency means the crew determines they have an “urgency” or “distress” situation. “Urgency” means the crew is concerned about the safety of the flight and needs timely (but not necessarily immediate) assistance. A “distress” condition means that the flight is in serious and/or imminent danger and requires immediate assistance.”