RAF Typhoon jet declares emergency over Scotland

A Royal Air Force plane has declared an unknown on-board emergency while flying over Scotland.

An RAF Typhoon. Picture: PA/File

The Eurofighter Typhoon declared the 7700 distress signal while flying in the Scottish Highlands.

An emergency was first reported by military aviation tracking site 'CivMilAir' on Twitter.

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Their Twitter account wrote: "Royal Air Force Typhoon on an emergency squawk," sharing a screenshot showing the aircraft was flying at just over 15,000 feet.

The £125m jets are often 'scrambled' from UK bases to intercept or escort Russian planes which have encroached on to British territory.