RAF Tornado incident

Discussion in 'Royal Air Force' started by MoD_RSS, Jul 3, 2012.

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  2. spike7451

    spike7451 RIP

  3. Very speculative! There is always hope. They could have banged out?
  4. Two not been found yet though. Without wanting to write them off, a night in the sea up there can't be good for you even with all the survival kit that pilots carry these days.
  5. It's not an 'incident' - there is nothing contrived about two fast jets happening to share the same air-space in the fog. It's a tragic accident.

  6. spike7451

    spike7451 RIP

    Possibly but the PLB's would have gone off (the's a link fitted between the cockpit & the seat that automatically sets off the PLB (Personal Locator Beacon) fitted to the seat) on ejection.
    The aircrew would also be wearing immersion suits & carry individual radios & strobe lights & they sit on a box that is connected to them by lanyards,that contains a one man dinghy & other survival aids.The life jackets that they wear have a collar that automatically inflates on contact with water.
  7. One of the crew that were picked up has died [6pm BBC news].

    It is now accepted that the other two have also died.