RAF Typhoon jets – armed with the Meteor air-to-air missile for the first time – scrambled from Lossiemouth for ‘unidentified aircraft’

Fighter jets scrambled from a Scottish RAF station due to unidentified aircraft approaching UK airspace. Typhoon jets from RAF Lossiemouth in Moray were called out on Monday morning. UPDATE The ‘unidentified aircraft’ were two Tu-160 and one Il-62 to Venezuela. The RAF said the fighters were scrambled as a “precautionary measure”, but no intercept took place…

BREAKING Two US Marine jets have collided off the coast of Japan during refuelling – search and rescue underway

The incident involved an F/A-18 Hornet fighter jet made by McDonnell Douglass, and a KC-130, a refuelling plane with propellers made by Lockheed Martin. UPDATE One US Marine has been found alive. “Search and rescue operations continue for US Marine aircraft that were involved in a mishap off of the coast of Japan around 2.00 am Dec 6,” a Marine Corps news…

BREAKING Angela Merkel’s plane to Buenos Aires for G20 Summit diverted to Cologne following a technical issue

German Air Force aircraft carrying German Chancellor Angela Merkel to Buenos Aires for G20 Summit diverted to Cologne due to a technical issue.   The Airbus A340-300 (reg. 16+01) squawked 7600 (loss of a communication) and had to divert to Cologne/Bonn Airport. The German Chancellor Angela Merkel had to travel to Madrid to board commercial flight…