Fighter Jet Performs Emergency Landing After Smoke In Cockpit
YouTube / Ted Coningsby
This Eurofighter Typhoon of 41 TES had just taken off when, just seconds later, it went straight downwind as the pilot reported smoke in the cockpit.
The ATC at RAF Coningsby asked the pilot if he needed assistance, which he declined. Still, the Medic and Fire Rescue teams were dispersed to help the pilot get out of his aircraft.
Can’t image what an emergency like this would feel like, whether there are any procedures in place or not. We’re glad it all worked out okay in the end, and we’re relieved that it was a safe landing. For the pilot, it must take a lot of skill to pull that off!
Flying can indeed be a dangerous business!