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RAF Tornado jets fly over Merseyside, hot on the heels of passenger plane

April 21, 2017 12:41 PM
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RAF Tornado jets fly over Merseyside, hot on the heels of passenger plane

Rumours spread that the plane had been 'escorted' into land

Three RAF Tornados flying in formation were spotted in the skies above Liverpool, just minutes after an Easyjet flight came in to land at John Lennon airport.

It led some to wrongly suppose that the passenger flight was “escorted” into the airport by the military aircraft.

Liverpool airport spokesman Robin Tudor said the Easyjet flight from Belfast landed at 11.51am today.

He added: “This was a couple of minutes prior to three RAF Tornados flying overhead on a training exercise. However the two events were totally unconnected.

The military aircraft are based at RAF Marham in Norfolk, home to the frontline squadrons of the RAF’s Tornado GR4 Force.

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Source: liverpoolecho.co.uk

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