Out of date flight plan?


#1

Hi All,

So what’s happening with this flight plan? Photo from piaware: https://imgur.com/a/7No4M

I live no where near Alaska, and yet, Flight Aware thinks this 2+ year old flight is in Las Vegas.

Thanks!


#2

You’re comparing two different aircraft. The tail # of the aircraft in PiAware is N609TW, and the data is consistent with what we show on the website: https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N609TW.


#3

Thanks for the reply.

I see what you’re saying, but I don’t understand how N609TW or 70712 appear on my flight map, both are not in Nevada.

The flight aware link on the pop up has a URL of:


So that’s how I thought it was related to the flight.


#4

“70712” is the Ident being transmitted by the aircraft (that does not mean it is tail N70712). Why it is set to that value I can’t say but there could be a number of explanations. One possibility is that the ICAO hex code is misprogrammed in the aircraft’s transponder and the aircraft is not really N609TW.


#5

Hi @ericcarlson,

So it’s an issue with the aircraft transmitting that value and nothing related to flightaware?


#6

Yes, the aircraft likely is misprogrammed. FlightAware is not doing anything wrong here; we’re just simply displaying the information we are receiving.

If you Google the ICAO hex code you will find some sources that report it is being used by a military U-28A (serial 07-0712) – which would explain the Ident you are seeing.