Two Royal Air Force Jets diverted to Newcastle

Tuesday, July 2, 2013
By George Hatcher


Two Royal Air Force Jets diverted to Newcastle.

The cockpit of one of the RAF jets filled with smoke, leading to the emergency landing.

The pilot of the smoke filled jet was taken in a Sea King helicopter to Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle for a check-up.

The Royal Airforce made a public statement:

The RAF can confirm a Hawk aircraft from RAF Leeming diverted to Newcastle Airport this morning with a technical issue that resulted in fumes in the cockpit. The aircraft landed safely.

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