Urgency messages

An urgency message should contain as many of the elements detailed in the “Aircraft in distress” topic as are required by the circumstances. The call should be made on the frequency in use at the time, and the station addressed will normally be that station communicating with the aircraft, or the station in whose area of responsibility the aircraft is operating. All other stations should take care not to interfere with the transmission of urgency traffic.

PAN PAN, PAN PAN, PAN PAN TENTOWN TOWER OO-ABC 8 MILES SOUTH AT 1500 FEET. PASSENGER WITH SUSPECTED HEART ATTACK REQUEST PRIORITY LANDING

O-BC TENTOWN TOWER NUMBER 1 CLEARED STRAIGHT-IN APPROACH RUNWAY 25 WIND 150 DEGREES 8 KNOTS QNH 1008 AMBULANCE ALERTED

CLEARED STRAIGHT-IN APPROACH RUNWAY 25 QNH 1008 O-BC

In the event that the urgency message involves a uncertainty about position or pilot feels lost, further questions might be asked of the pilot in order to assist in ascertainting the position of the aircraft.