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An AirAsia flight to accidentally squawk hijacked aircraft transponder code

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New Delhi, India - An Air Asia flight accidentally transmitted hijacked aircraft code to the air traffic control units instead of emergency, which led the Indian military to launch operational procedures for hijacked planes. The incident happened on June 9 while Air Asia Flight I5-715 was en route from Delhi to Srinagar. After 50 minutes from the take-off, one of the engines of the aircraft stopped and the Air Asia's Airbus A320 started losing altitude. The crew intended to activate… (airlinerwatch.com) More...

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