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Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Tornado Crash: Rescued RAF Airman Dies

Two people are still missing but authorities admit there is 'no expectation' of them being found alive.

One of the RAF airmen rescued after a pair of Tornado jets crashed off the coast of Scotland has died.

Four personnel from RAF Lossiemouth were involved in the incident, in which the Tornado GR4s came down in the Moray Firth on Tuesday afternoon.

A rescue helicopter later picked up two people who were taken to hospital in Inverness. One is in a serious but stable condition, while the other has died.

The search for the remaining airmen was later suspended due to bad weather, and there is now 'no expectation' of them being found alive.

Group Captain Ian Gale, station commander at RAF Lossiemouth, said: "It is with great sadness that I must confirm the death of one of the crew members, an officer from 15 (Reserve) Squadron, based here at RAF Lossiemouth.

"A second crew member remains under medical care, where he is in a serious but stable condition. Read More