Typhoon fighter jets circling Lancashire and Cumbria as the RAF replies


The RAF responded after a Typhoon fighter jet was seen circling over the skies of Lancashire and Cumbria.

Eurofighter Typhoon FGR.4 aircraft, registration ZK376, was seen over the counties on Thursday afternoon (August 26) after taking off from RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire.

It started at 2:59 p.m. and could be seen in the northwest at 3:30 p.m.

READ MORE: For five hours the plane zigzags across the Lancashire skies, including over Preston, Blackburn and Blackpool

The plane flew over the Yorkshire Dales National Park before heading to Barrow-in-Furness.

There it turned numerous circles in the sky over the city and over the Irish Sea.

Then attention turned to the Fylde coast, the plane making similar circles over Blackpool, Fleetwood and Lytham airspace.

The aircraft then flew straight back to RAF Coningsby and landed at 4:54 p.m.

In an interview with LancsLive, an RAF spokesman was limited in his statements.

But they said it was most likely a “routine flight or training exercise”.

The Eurofighter Typhoon first took to the skies in 1994 and was used by air forces in Great Britain, Germany, Italy and Spain.

571 had been built by October 2020.

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