A Typhoon jet has declared an emergency over the north of Scotland after a technical problem.

An RAF spokesperson said that the aircraft from RAF Lossiemouth was “on a routine training sortie” and had a technical issue.

“As a precaution, the pilot returned to base where the aircraft landed safely,” the RAF spokesman said.

More on this as it develops.

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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scott thornton
scott thornton
22 days ago

My flying instructor always taught me
75 taken alive
76 in a fix
77 going to heaven

geoff
geoff
22 days ago

Does that mean one step away from activating the Martin-Baker?

julian1
julian1
22 days ago
Reply to  geoff

that would be terrible. We haven’t lost a Typhoon in the 15+ years of ops. I think an airframe was written off on heavy landing once though.

Levi Goldsteinberg
Levi Goldsteinberg
22 days ago
Reply to  geoff

I heard you get a swanky tie from Martin-Baker if you use their ejection seat in a genuine emergency. Poor pilot must have just missed out on it

Rob
Rob
22 days ago

Not a club that I would elect to join.

Tom Keane
Tom Keane
22 days ago
Reply to  Rob

I knew a fella many years ago who had twice ejected from aircraft, one was a Hawker Hunter I believe.

Anyway it was before the use of the firing ‘pin’ and face shield above the pilots head in the seat. As a result of those 2 ejections, his face was scarred and heavily wrinkled due to the damage done by the wind and rain.

Ian M
Ian M
22 days ago
Reply to  Rob

Only 2 keys away from: “eject”!

Andy P
Andy P
22 days ago
Reply to  Ian M

Beat me to it, I was going to ask if it was a spelling mistake. 😀

Spyinthesky
Spyinthesky
22 days ago
Reply to  Rob

Or eject to join 🙄

Bingo Bango
Bingo Bango
22 days ago
Reply to  Rob

I read that as “eject.”

Jonathan
Jonathan
22 days ago

With an 8% chance of death and a 33% ish chance of a spinal fracture, not a club to Join unless it’s that or no hope.

Mark
Mark
22 days ago
Reply to  Jonathan

And they make it look so much fun and common place in the movies…except goose of course and didn’t the red arrows pilot sadly die when it ejected on the deck after the shoot failed to operate. Not something you want to have to rely on with those odds.

LongTime
LongTime
21 days ago
Reply to  Mark

Mark,
Yes sadly Hawks don’t have 0/0 seats so very little chance of chute deployment before reaching the ground again

Ian M
Ian M
22 days ago
Reply to  Jonathan

Not good odds of an injury free eject but much better than 100% chance of dying in a crash!

Rob
Rob
22 days ago

All safely back in the mess. Nothing to see here.