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BA81 [LHR-ACC B744 G-CIVN] returned to LHR [and might have declared an emergency?]

BA81 [LHR-ACC B744 G-CIVN] returned to LHR [and might have declared an emergency?]

Old Mar 23, 20, 1:08 pm
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BA81 [LHR-ACC B744 G-CIVN] returned to LHR [and might have declared an emergency?]

Anybody know what's going on?
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Old Mar 23, 20, 1:10 pm
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I doubt it's an emergency, there were plenty of alternate airports. Also, it's not squawking an emergency.

Maybe Ghana has just changed entry requirements due to COVID-19, and that would have meant lots of people being denied entry?
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Old Mar 23, 20, 1:11 pm
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If its an emergency, I don't know but Ghana will close its borders today until 2300 on 5th April
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Old Mar 23, 20, 1:15 pm
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It did earlier squawk 7700 (general emergency)
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Old Mar 23, 20, 1:15 pm
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Old Mar 23, 20, 1:22 pm
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That’s strange. The flight was shown as cancelled this morning.as Ghana closed its boarders at midnight Sunday.
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Old Mar 23, 20, 1:32 pm
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Originally Posted by stuart101 View Post
Thatís strange. The flight was shown as cancelled this morning.as Ghana closed its boarders at midnight Sunday.
could they have hoped to keep BA78 (the return) as repatriation flight? but then again it wouldn't have been BA81 going out
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Old Mar 23, 20, 1:56 pm
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Originally Posted by ELAL View Post
It did earlier squawk 7700 (general emergency)
It did indeed, I was following it...
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Old Mar 23, 20, 6:52 pm
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[KVS Tool 9.7.3/Diamond - Operational Info: BA 81/23 Mar 2020]
Code:
                 Planned Flight Info
Segment          Departure  Arrival    Duration
-------          ---------  ---------  --------
LHR-ACC          13:35      20:05      06:30

Segment          Flight Note
-------          ------------------------------------------------
                 Flight Cancelled:   [FLIX FX]
                 Reason Code:        COVN
LHR-ACC          Alliance:           OneWorld [*O]
LHR-ACC          Departure Terminal: 3
LHR-ACC          Arrival Terminal:   3
LHR-ACC          Amenity:            Non-Smoking [9]
LHR-ACC          Ticket Type:        E-Ticket [ET]
LHR-ACC          CO2/PAX:            391.75 KG ECO, 783.50 KG PRE
                 Source:             ICAO Carbon Emissions Calc
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Old Mar 24, 20, 1:46 am
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In which case, why would it have squawked 7700?
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Old Mar 24, 20, 2:53 am
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Originally Posted by KVS View Post
[KVS Tool 9.7.3/Diamond - Operational Info: BA 81/23 Mar 2020]
Code:
Planned Flight Info
Segment Departure Arrival Duration
------- --------- --------- --------
LHR-ACC 13:35 20:05 06:30

Segment Flight Note
------- ------------------------------------------------
 Flight Cancelled: [FLIX FX]
Reason Code: COVN
LHR-ACC Alliance: OneWorld [*O]
LHR-ACC Departure Terminal: 3
LHR-ACC Arrival Terminal: 3
LHR-ACC Amenity: Non-Smoking [9]
LHR-ACC Ticket Type: E-Ticket [ET]
LHR-ACC CO2/PAX: 391.75 KG ECO, 783.50 KG PRE
Source: ICAO Carbon Emissions Calc
reason COVN as in COVID and no EU261? Or is COV another cancellation code?
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Old Mar 24, 20, 2:57 am
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Originally Posted by theultimateflyer View Post
reason COVN as in COVID and no EU261? Or is COV another cancellation code?
Exactly (COVID, no EU261).
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Old Mar 24, 20, 3:05 am
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In which case, why would it have squawked 7700?
Was it just for a very short while? If so, probably just 'cycling' while dialling up that might just have been caught in the ADS-B.
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Old Mar 24, 20, 3:29 am
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Originally Posted by LTN Phobia View Post
Was it just for a very short while? If so, probably just 'cycling' while dialling up that might just have been caught in the ADS-B.
Not sure actually, but interesting theory, thank.
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Old Mar 24, 20, 3:31 am
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Originally Posted by LTN Phobia View Post
Was it just for a very short while? If so, probably just 'cycling' while dialling up that might just have been caught in the ADS-B.
I am no pilot but shouldn't they avoid exactly this, and instead select their transponder code in a way that it doesn't come to a temporary 7700?
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