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Red-Eye-Knight
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RAF Sentinel Emergency

Post by Red-Eye-Knight » Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:41 pm

Not sure how much of this is true as it's the newspapers but here is the link anyway.

https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/11785 ... -north-sea

AyrForce1
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Re: RAF Sentinel Emergency

Post by AyrForce1 » Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:28 pm

Gotta love the Express and their "emergency decent" :lol: :clap:

Agent K
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Re: RAF Sentinel Emergency

Post by Agent K » Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:56 am

There's nothing decent about that kind of rapid descent...……….. :clap:

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Re: RAF Sentinel Emergency

Post by Seahornet1 » Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:03 am

Red-Eye-Knight wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:41 pm
Not sure how much of this is true as it's the newspapers but here is the link anyway.

https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/11785 ... -north-sea
I'm sure it's true, but it's a non-story. Squawking 7700 is almost always precautionary, and is a very common event. It's very rare that it represents a genuine emergency.

F1inshot
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Re: RAF Sentinel Emergency

Post by F1inshot » Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:42 am

While at Waddington yesterday a report on my scanner to the ground crash crew told them, a Sentinel was landing with electrical fumes in the rear cabin.

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Re: RAF Sentinel Emergency

Post by ColintheCaterpillar » Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:50 pm

Very disappointing that they were given the tip off; I doubt they have a correspondent monitoring flight tracking software or military radio frequencies.

The fact that the article first appeared whilst the aircraft may still have been airborne is distressing too; had it been a catastrophic problem leading to the loss of the airframe (how many Sentinel sorties are there on an average day?), there’s a good chance all the families would have seen it plastered in the press before they could be notified officially and with appropriate compassionate support.

Having heard the initial Mayday call I’m glad they sorted it and made it home.

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Re: RAF Sentinel Emergency

Post by Agent K » Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:08 am

ColintheCaterpillar wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:50 pm
Very disappointing that they were given the tip off; I doubt they have a correspondent monitoring flight tracking software or military radio frequencies.......
But of course you can get it to alert when a 7700 is broadcast, I wouldn't be surprised if a "correspondent" has at least this set up.

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Re: RAF Sentinel Emergency

Post by big john » Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:35 am

Unfortunately the advent of the online trackers has spawned an equivalent of the paparazzi, they have no interest in aviation and who's sole intention is to get their name in the papers regardless of the feelings of others.
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Re: RAF Sentinel Emergency

Post by ColintheCaterpillar » Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:58 pm

Sadly true on both counts.

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