Here's an interesting story...
RAF Tornado jet incident over Norfolk
14 November 2007 17:57
Police, ambulance and military are dealing with a major incident which
involved a Tornado aircraft from RAF Marham this afternoon.
The MOD is refusing to release any details of the incident at this stage,
but have said the Tornado has landed safely and that no other aircraft has
The crew flying the aircraft were from BAE Systems, who are contracted to
service RAF Tornados.
There is speculation that the incident may involve the navigator ejecting
from the aircraft while flying over Norfolk. However at this stage no
information has been released.
Three ambulances were sent to Bunkers Hill in Egmere,Walsingham, just before
A number of police response vehicles have also been dispatched to the area
along with the police helicopter and senior police officers.
Limited information is being released to the media at this stage and all
calls are being directed to the MOD.
A spokeswoman for the MOD, said: "We are looking into reports of an incident
involving a Tornado aircraft being flown by a BAE Systems crew during an air
test in the Norfolk area.
"The Tornado has landed safely at RAF Marham where it is based. No other
aircraft was involved in the incident."
BAE Systems also issued the following statement: "BAE Systems can confirm
that an incident has been reported at RAF Marham involving a Tornado
aircraft which was being flown by a BAE Systems crew. The aircraft has since
landed at RAF Marham. No further details are available at this stage."
- posted 14 years ago