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Royal Navy emergency declared over English Channel as Wildcat attack chopper squawks 7700

NewsRoyal Navy emergency declared over English Channel as Wildcat attack chopper squawks 7700


SkyScan World tweeted: “Royal Navy – Wildcat HMA.2 – #ZZ535 – #HARP0025. Currently Squawking 7700 Over The English Channel.” The 7700 code indicates a “general emergency”. It typically means an engineering issue with the aircraft.

It is not yet known why the 7700 signal was transmitted.

The Wildcat is the latest generation of multi-role helicopter specifically procured to operate from the frigates and destroyers of the Royal Navy.

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