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RAF spots Russian jets near Western Isles

Posted By admin On March 25, 2010 @ 4:47 am In World News | Comments Disabled

BBC [1]
Thursday, March 25th, 2010

Two Russian bombers were intercepted by RAF fighter jets near Stornoway on the Western Isles, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has revealed.

The Tupolev TU-160 aircraft were shadowed by two F3 Tornados scrambled from RAF Leuchars in Fife in the early hours of 10 March.

The Russian crews made no contact with UK air traffic control before entering restricted airspace.

The MoD said it was a “perceived threat” to the UK but was not unusual.

A spokeswoman added there was also an issue of air safety for military and civilian aircraft flying in the same area.

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