Author Topic: JQ413 Pan Pan diversion to Williamstown Air Focce Base after possible fire  (Read 3599 times)

Offline dannews

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AVHerald: A Jetstar Airbus A321-200, registration VH-VWZ performing flight JQ-413 from Coolangatta/Gold Coast,QL to Sydney,NS (Australia) with 190 people on board, was enroute at FL280 about 60nm northwest of Newcastle,NS (Australia) when the crew decided to divert to Newcastle's Williamstown Airport due to an unusual odour in the cabin.

Here is the audio I've clipped up:




Offline daveydaver

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Good audio. Sounds like they masked up

Offline neurotech

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Why would they declare "Pan Pan" (URGENCY) after the controller clearly said "Emergency"?

Wouldn't it be simpler just to "Declare Emergency"? Its been a while since I flew down in Australia, but I thought that Australian controllers will declare an emergency even if the pilot doesn't actually declare it themselves. The controller declaring emergency is pretty typical in the US.