February 1, 2023 5.24 pm This story is over 14 months old

Red Arrow jet rescued after bird strike above Lincoln

Aircraft landed safely and the pilot is fine

A Red Arrows jet had to be recovered to RAF Waddington after a bird strike on Wednesday morning.

Sky Scan World data shows the incident happened at around 8.40am, when a T1 jet used an emergency situation code, squawking 7700 above Lincoln.

But the RAF said “The aircraft landed safely and the pilot is fine.”

A spokesperson told The Mirror: “A Red Arrows Hawk T1 aircraft had a very minor bird strike this morning resulting in a precautionary recovery to RAF Waddington.”

There was no apparent damage to the aircraft which is due to be fully assessed by specialist engineers.

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