Just before 10:20 am this morning a United Airlines aircraft that departed from Chicago, squawked a 7500 transponder code. That code means “hijacking”.
It is not yet known if the pilot accidentally squawked that code, or if this is a real hijacking.
(Odds are it is an error)
Details are minimal right now. We will post updates if they become available.
Flight information: United Airlines 219, Boeing 777 Departed from Chicago Ohare around 9:45 am. Headed for Honolulu Hawaii.
Note: Pilots on occasion do squawk codes on accident.