A Royal Air Force Hawk jet declared an emergency at 10,300ft this afternoon.

The jet squawked code ‘7700’ just north of Leeds before landing at RAF Leeming.

The Open Source Intelligence Twitter account SkyWatcher Intel followed the event earlier and let us know what happened, if you don’t follow them then I’d suggest you go do that now.

The jet is believed to have been taking part in Exercise Crimson Warrior over the North Sea, the largest military exercise to be run by the Royal Air Force in the United Kingdom for over a decade has started.

The aircraft is on the ground safely.

What is the significance of “Squawking 7700”?

Captain Hoke is a Boeing 757/767 captain for a package express airline and also runs the website AeroSavvy, he had this to say.

“Declaring an emergency means the crew determines they have an “urgency” or “distress” situation. “Urgency” means the crew is concerned about the safety of the flight and needs timely (but not necessarily immediate) assistance. A “distress” condition means that the flight is in serious and/or imminent danger and requires immediate assistance.”

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Daniele Mandelli

This is the 3rd article if this nature recently ( I think)

Is it happening more? Or just a case that UKDJ wasn’t reporting it before.

Robert Blay

Hi. I replied yesterday, but this morning my comment has vanished 🤷‍♂️

geoff

Afternoon Daniele from a sweltering unpleasant 35 deg Durban. Some of my comments also disappeared a while back. There was no bad language or abuse therein so bit of a mystery? Nice livery on the above file pic!

geoff

Herewith pic of Sub and replenishment ship in Durban-Armed forces day. Hope it comes through- I am a Class One technophobe 🙂

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geoff

ps Note our White Ensign-as with many Commonwealth Ensigns, showing its heritage

Daniele Mandelli

Thanks geoff. 🙂

Robert Blay

God knows, I sent a perfectly polite comment about the regularity of emergency landings and state 2 emergencies, and that they are a none story. 👍

Mark B

A site like this might want to try different types of story to see which ones generate some interest. Saying something is a non-story might not be what the author wants. He/she will probably judge by the number of likes.

Robert Blay

Is see what you mean, Emergencys such as these are something that has been very common for decades, and are routine, it’s just the information is available now to make a story out of. 👍

geoff

Hi Daniele-my comment also vanished plus pic. if we are offending the moderator may we please know why? my last post was of current topic but still relevant in braod terms following up on the article about the Simonstown Agreement and the current state of the SA Navy

Mark B

Agreed. Need to understand what the problem is here. This is going to discourage people from commenting – isn’t it?

Daniele Mandelli

Not me.

It is George’s site and he does this for free. I’m just grateful for that and for having this site to discuss our shared interests.

If some comments vanish, oh well.

geoff

Hi Daniele and Mark. I think we are all on the same page here and I like you Daniele appreciate what George and team have created and allowed us to participate in, but if posts are disappearing seemingly randomly it interferes with the continuity of the discussion and surely also the value of the article, so it would be in everyones interests including UKDJ to understand why this is happening. Regards

Mark B

I agree 100%. UKDJ has built a community here. Hopefully this is just a blip. I will make a conscious effort to to make a positive contribution as (i hope) i was doing before and let’s see what happens.

Dave Kemp

This sentence doesn’t make grammatical sense. Brilliant journalism. Not.

“The jet is believed to have been taking part in Exercise Crimson Warrior over the North Sea, the largest military exercise to be run by the Royal Air Force in the United Kingdom for over a decade has started.”

julian1

i love the patronising “if you don’t follow them then I’d suggest you go do that now.” Yes sir……who would have thought it was a hobby/interest rather than profession!