A Korean Air Boeing 777-300 crashed over the Pacific Ocean, sparking concern on social media.
The plane, registered HL8210, took off in a northwest direction from the South Korean capital, Seoul, on its way to Vancouver (Canada) last Sunday evening at 6:45 pm local time. After the 777 remained in the air for nearly two hours, braving the Pacific Ocean, the problem was resolved Automatic broadcast of affiliate monitoring The transmitter (ADS-B) has disappeared. This is a signal consisting of GPS position, altitude and identification, which the aircraft transmits periodically. ADS-B receivers receive these signals.
As a result of the loss of signal, the 777 issued a squawking message 7700. Pilots give this signal when the plane is in distress. At the time it was not clear what exactly was happening. This led to disturbing reactions at X. One person wrote on his previous Twitter account: “KE71 (flight number, editor) has disappeared. I hope everyone is safe.” Another added: “KE71 has disappeared from the radar. We are not aware why this happened. We hope everything is fine. However, it did not indicate that the 777 had crashed.”
777 is back on the radar
This image was confirmed when the 777 reappeared on radar a few hours later. A Korean Air spokesman said: “It has been confirmed that there is no problem with the plane and that it is operating normally.” Aviation source. It appears that the ADS-B had temporarily failed and an error in this transmitter led to distress signal 7700 being announced. The 777 finally landed safely at Vancouver Airport ten hours later.
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