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

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!