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Possible hijack?

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posted on Mar, 17 2015 @ 08:17 PM
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Flightradar - BCS960

This aircraft from DHL flew from Milan to East Midland where it has been flying in circles and then flew towards and above The Netherlands currently.
Squawk 7520, isn't that a code for hijack?




posted on Mar, 17 2015 @ 08:19 PM
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a reply to: earthling42

I don't recall any hijackings since 9/11, although there must have been plenty, no? I remember when everyone and their brother were hijacking planes from the U.S. to Cuba, craving cigars no doubt. Wonder when and where this one will land, has there been any chatter from air to ground?


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posted on Mar, 17 2015 @ 08:20 PM
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a reply to: earthling42

suspect package maybe? Maybe detouring for security/safety?

In Germany now...
Wheres the nearest airport to it's current flight path?
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posted on Mar, 17 2015 @ 08:25 PM
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a reply to: earthling42

Looks to be flying a straight course. Might be a mistake.
Why would someone hijack a cargo plane? Hmmm let me check the code.

Hmm I can't find an answer..



posted on Mar, 17 2015 @ 08:32 PM
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www.m0a.com...

Interesting. It says here that 7500 is for hijack.

Here too: www.aopa.org...

I can't find 7520 yet, will look with you.

www.faa.gov...

7520 whenever I see it refers to locations or tail numbers on various sites, I can not find it as an emergency squawk, doesn't mean that it isn't, just I can't find it anywhere.



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posted on Mar, 17 2015 @ 08:33 PM
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originally posted by: grandmakdw
www.m0a.com...

Interesting. It says here that 7500 is for hijack.


Think we should tell someone?

...Well, they prob know already....
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posted on Mar, 17 2015 @ 08:34 PM
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a reply to: EA006

It seems to be flying on the air corridor UL620

Skyvector

It is not descending so it does not seem like it will land soon



posted on Mar, 17 2015 @ 08:37 PM
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Well it's descending now, either landing in Leipzig or in Dresden.



posted on Mar, 17 2015 @ 08:37 PM
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a reply to: earthling42

its landing by the looks of it



posted on Mar, 17 2015 @ 08:39 PM
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Descending quick now.. 30k to 22k



posted on Mar, 17 2015 @ 08:40 PM
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originally posted by: Aleister
a reply to: earthling42

I don't recall any hijackings since 9/11, although there must have been plenty, no? I remember when everyone and their brother were hijacking planes from the U.S. to Cuba, craving cigars no doubt. Wonder when and where this one will land, has there been any chatter from air to ground?



You're actually right. In the 70's and 80's, hijacking was all the rage for Middle Eastern (and other) terrorists. It was pretty much guaranteed to get your cause front page headline news, and mentioned on all the news channels of the day.

Especially talented hijackers could usually get themselves a hostage situation as well, such as Entebbe. They usually didn't end well for the hijackers.

You're right, since 9/11, I can't recall a major hijacking story of this sort, hadn't really thought about it before.

I guess since they stepped up airport security, installed the reinforced doors, put air marshalls on hundreds of planes, and stopped allowing passengers to go up to the cockpit, hijackers have a much hard time



posted on Mar, 17 2015 @ 08:44 PM
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Well done everyone, vigilant as always lol



posted on Mar, 17 2015 @ 08:44 PM
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Is Leipzig where east midlands at?
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Nope.. that's Leipzig Halle airport. Perhaps there was an issue.
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And flight tracker updated it to take off from Milan to ? Instead of east midland.
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posted on Mar, 17 2015 @ 08:45 PM
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If I'm reading this right I think it's landing. Altitude and speed has dropped.
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ETA: Yeah, it looks like an airport nearby.
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posted on Mar, 17 2015 @ 08:53 PM
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originally posted by: Bigburgh
Is Leipzig where east midlands at?


East Midlands Airport is in the UK, the location it seemed to circle before heading off over Mainland Europe.

I have no experience with these things, but it doesn't seem normal that this plane would be registered for a flight from Milan to E. Mids and then end up over Germany. You would think if there was a fault they would land in the UK, not fly hundreds of miles over Europe.

The only explanation I can think of is that the data on the site is wrong and we're not seeing actual events, or the plane made an error and was intended to fly somewhere else?

It's also now changed course... landing.
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posted on Mar, 17 2015 @ 08:55 PM
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Altitude is under 1,000 feet now. Yep, landing.



posted on Mar, 17 2015 @ 08:56 PM
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a reply to: Rocker2013

Thanks. I was updating my post when you responded.



posted on Mar, 17 2015 @ 08:56 PM
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Touch down! It's landed. So, hijack or engine trouble?



posted on Mar, 17 2015 @ 09:03 PM
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Oooh...

Just noticed it DIDN'T get to E. Midlands airport either (should have checked that, but only just zoomed in), it was circling Luton airport, meaning it must have had a problem and wanted to land there.

Looks like Luton had them in a holding pattern but they couldn't land there and were diverted to Germany. Not sure why they would be, E. Mids would still be closer than that and it doesn't make much sense to send them hundreds of miles more when they could just continue on for another hundred and reach their destination.
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posted on Mar, 17 2015 @ 09:04 PM
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a reply to: Skid Mark

Well the Squawk made me ponder about a hijack although one would not expect it with a freight plane, but anything is possible of course.
If there was an issue, it could have landed somewhere else in the UK, really odd to circle its destination and then fly another 550 miles over europe to Leipzig in Gerrmany.




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