A Royal Air Force plane declared an on-board emergency while flying near Loch Ness yesterday.
The Eurofighter Typhoon declared the 7700 distress signal at around 2.30pm after taking off from RAF Lossiemouth.
The jet hit a bird following take-off. There was no danger to craft or crew, a spokesman said.
The 7700 distress code is used to indicate the equivalent of an ‘SOS’ or “Mayday’ distress call and is usually used to alert air traffic control on the ground to a major issue onboard the aircraft or the presence of a serious emergency and the need for immediate assistance.