MP3 - Air India Flight 111 declares PAN-PAN

On 27 July, Air India flight AIC111, a Boeing 777-300, declared PAN-PAN at New York JFK Approach due to low fuel. The flight coming from London Heathrow Airport (EGLL) and bound for JFK only had fuel left for 9 minutes and landed with less than the minimum fuel.

Listen to the ATC MP3:
http://archive-server.liveatc.net/kjfk/KJFK-NY-App-CAMRN-Jul-27-2008-2200Z.mp3

Previously the flight was rerouted northwards to avoid bad weather.

Flight Aware Log/Map:
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/AIC111/history/20080727/1258Z/EGLL/KJFK

Additional information about PAN-PAN (Source: FAA):
Distress and Urgency Communications
The initial communication, and if considered necessary, any subsequent transmissions by an aircraft in distress should begine with the signal MAYDAY, preferably three times. The signal PAN-PAN should be used in the same manner for an urgency condition.

Obtaining Emergency Assistance

Transmit a distress or ergency message consisting of as many as necessary of the following elements, preferably in the order listed:
If distress, MAYDAY MAYDAY MAYDAY; if urgency PAN-PAN, PAN-PAN, PAN-PAN

PAN is an acronym for “Possible Assistance Needed”.

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