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RAF mid-air emergency: British fighter jet sparks alert after off coast of Wales


An RAF jet has declared a general emergency off the coast of Wales (Image: AIRRADA)

Jet ZK027 has issued a 7700 squawk, indicating a general emergency.

The plane had been flying off the coast of Holyhead in west Wales when it issued the alert. 

The jet is a Valley Hawk T2, which is used to train pilots to fly at speed. 

Aviation observers expressed alarm at the squawk on Twitter.

One said: "ZK027 is off radar now."

Another said: "I get alerts whenever a plane calls an emergency and a RAF Jet REG ZK027 has just stopped dead there, now there’s another Jet going towards it."

A third said the plane "has either landed or gone out of range wearing 7700".

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