The jet, a Eurofighter Typhoon FGR4, sent the code at 22,966ft in the air near the Northumberland coastline, with flight tracking data showing it had come from Scotland. It is not yet known what the plane’s destination was nor why the 7700 signal
The 7700 code, transmitted from in Scotland, indicates a “general emergency” and typically means an engineering issue with the aircraft. It is not yet known why the 7700 signal was transmitted. The Eurofighter Typhoon, which is a European multinational twin-engine, issued the
With tension building over the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine, and the application of Finland and Sweden joining NATO, fears are mounting that the conflict could spill over into mainland Europe. Normally based in RAF Lossiemouth, two Typhoon jets have now been
Those lucky enough to live or be around these areas will have a clear view as the weather today is bright and sunny. For those not close by, there is a possibility the flypast will be shown on news channels such as
The aircraft took off from RAF Lossiemouth using the 1307 squawk code, meaning NATO air policing. Aircraft and satellite tracker SkyScanWorld said it is possibly a practice operation involving a Dassault Falcon with tanker support from an RAF Airbus Voyager. The jets were
The Ministry of Defence announced Typhoon jets from RAF Coningsby “are deploying to Romania to join the long-standing NATO Air Policing mission for the Black Sea region”. On Twitter, they added: “The UK is committed to #NATO and European security”. In a
Flight radars show the jet turning back towards RAF Coningsby shortly after take off from the Lincoln base at around 3.30pm. It emitted an emergency code 7700, which usually means an engineering issue with the aircraft. A spokesperson for RAF Coningsby told
THE RAF is intercepting “unidentified aircraft” that are currently approaching the UK’s area of interest, the MoD has confirmed, amid reports they are “Russian bombers”.