BREAKING: F35 reportedly squawks 7700 emergency over UK

SEVERAL unconfirmed reports circulating on social media suggest that an F35 has squawked a 7700 emergency over the UK.

Respected geopolitical analyst Philip Ingram MBE tweeted on Wednesday, December 7: “F35 – Emergency – descending rapidly,” as other accounts reported it was due to a 7700 squawk emergency.

According to the picture posted by Mr Ingram, the F35 was flying over Norwich in the UK.

Manu Gomez wrote: “USAF? F35 squawking 7700 Emergency.”

Another Twitter account tweeted: “F35 has squawked 7700 emergency Reg:13-5067”

A further image posted by Mr Ingram shows the fighter jet near Royal Air Force Lakenheath or RAF Lakenheath, which is a Royal Air Force station near the village of Lakenheath in Suffolk, England, UK, 4.7 miles north-east of Mildenhall and 8.3 miles west of Thetford.

The base also sits close to Brandon, which shows in the image.

“Hopefully landed safely ??” he wrote.

Despite being able to track the flight on Flightradar24, the history of the flight is now not available.

BREAKING: F35 reportedly squawks 7700 emergency over UK
Image: Flightradar24

The fighter jet is believed to be the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II, which is an American family of single-seat, single-engine, all-weather stealth multirole combat aircraft that is intended to perform both air superiority and strike missions.

It is also able to provide electronic warfare and intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance capabilities.

Twitter user @jan_sere noted that the jet lost altitude suddenly, as noted by Mr Ingram.

“What happened with 13-5067 #F35 ? Squawk 7700, sudden loss of altitude? #gunship1 to the rescue?”

More to follow…

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