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Which option contains the ideal set of information for an urgency message and provides it in the preferred sequence?
  • A
    PAN PAN PAN, WALFORD CENTRE, DELTA ALFA GOLF GOLF ALFA, 200 miles south-east of Reykjavik at FL330, fuel leak from starboard tanks, heading 085.
  • B
    PAN PAN, PAN PAN, PAN PAN, WALFORD CENTRE, DELTA ALFA GOLF GOLF ALFA, fuel leak from starboard tanks, request diversion to Shannon, 200 miles south-east of Reykjavik at FL330 heading 085.
  • C
    PAN PAN, PAN PAN, PAN PAN, DELTA ALFA GOLF GOLF ALFA, at FL330 heading 085, request diversion to Shannon.
  • D
    PAN PAN PAN, WALFORD CENTRE, DELTA ALFA GOLF GOLF ALFA, 200 miles south-east of Reykjavik, fuel leak from starboard tanks, request diversion to Shannon, at FL330 heading 085.

ICAO Annex 10, Volume II
5.3.3.1 Action by the aircraft reporting

5.2.3.2 an urgency condition except 5.2.3.2 as indicated in 5.3.3.4

5.3.3.1.1 In addition to being preceded by the radiotelephony urgency signal PAN PAN, preferably spoken three times and each word of the group pronounced as the French word “panne”, the urgency message to be sent by an aircraft reporting an urgency condition shall:

a) be on the air-ground frequency in use at the time;
b) consist of as many as required of the following elements spoken distinctly and, if possible, in the following order:

1) the name of the station addressed;
2) the identification of the aircraft;
3) the nature of the urgency condition;
4) the intention of the person in command;
5) present position, level (i.e. flight level, altitude, etc., as appropriate) and heading;
6) any other useful information.

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