The military declared a state of emergency after an Airbus Voyager KC3 Squawking 7700 after refueling over AARA 12.

The plane, which flew at an altitude of 2,250 feet and a speed of 139 km / h, is now returning to RAF Brize Norton.

Operating with the call sign TARTN19, the aircraft uses model code A332.

Alarm 7700 shows all air traffic controllers (ATC) in the area that the aircraft is in an emergency.

However, the crew of the aircraft must notify the ATC of the emergency.

The Airbus Voyager KC3 is a large multi-purpose tanker based on the civilian Airbus A330.

The Aviation News Scyscanworld tracker was the first to report the incident on Twitter.



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