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Author Topic: Convoy 3741 to San Francisco -Emergency Shutting Engine 2 Down 11282 2014 UTC  (Read 183 times)

Offline jasmine

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Convoy 3741 to San Francisco reporting an emergency. Shutting Engine 2 Down at 20:13  Reported position 30 14.5N 134 38.2W  ETA to Point Mugu (unintelligible) Descending to to FL (flight level) 150 (15,000 ft) from FL 190 with 7 souls aboard. San Francisco asked if they needed any further assistance. Convoy 3741 said not at this time. San Francisco advised them to conserve fuel. Estimated Point Mugu at 2330.

EDIT: i just did some research and this appeared to be a US Navy "Special Mission" C-130.
http://udxf.nl/MCL.pdf
« Last Edit: September 18, 2019, 0405 UTC by jasmine »
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Might check HFGCS too when something involves a mil aircraft.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_Frequency_Global_Communications_System
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EDIT: i just did some research and this appeared to be a US Navy "Special Mission" C-130.
http://udxf.nl/MCL.pdf

I figured that given the callsign.

Airlines typically use their commercial name. Cargo lines as well. Military aircraft doing (what I assume are) general air transport work or perhaps carrying government officials or diplomats might identify as miltary aircraft on those frequencies. I was listening to one of the LAT frequencies the other day and heard "German Air Force xxx" working Gander for just the routine check in and to obtain a SELCAL code.
Just somebody with a radio, a computer and a pair of headphones...