It's thought a further search for the last two missing RAF jet pilots could resume today, after two planes crashed into the sea near the east Scottish coast yesterday. At the moment poor visibility is hampering efforts and an assessment is being made as to whether or not a search and rescue team should go back out.
Two air crew from RAF Lossiemouth were rescued and are said to be seriously ill in hospital. The Ministry of Defence confirmed that the Tornado fighter jets were on a training exercise over the Moray Firth estuary at the time. The jets - which are heavily armed attack planes – have recently been used in British military ops in Libya and Afghanistan.
Lifeboats were searching late into the night with police and coastguard trawling the shorelines and members of the public being asked to let officials know if they see any debris. The incident has echoes of one in January last year, where a two-man crew flying a Tornado GR4 had to eject before the plane crashed into the sea off the north west coast of Scotland
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