RAD Tornado jet incident

POLICE, ambulance and military are dealing with a major incident which involved a Tornado aircraft from RAF Marham in Norfolk today.

POLICE, ambulance and military are dealing with a major incident which involved a Tornado aircraft from RAF Marham in Norfolk today.

The Ministry of Defence 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 been involved.

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 4pm.

A number of police response vehicles have also been dispatched to the area along with the police helicopter and senior police officers.

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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.”

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