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Two US fighter jets flew under parachutists in UK near miss

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Airprox board says F-15 pilots inadvertently flew across Cambridgeshire parachute siteTwo US fighter planes were in danger of colliding with a pair of skydivers in Cambridgeshire after the jets inadvertently flew across a parachuting site, a report has revealed.A GoPro camera fitted to the helmet of one of the parachutists recorded video of the F-15 fighter jets flying beneath them as they fell at 120mph. The UK Airprox board, which reports on air proximity events in British airspace, said regulations and procedures were not complied with and the pilots should have been made aware of the skydiving centre at Chatteris airfield. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/sep/12/two-us-fighter-jets-flew-under-parachutists-in-uk-near-miss

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Publish date : 2019-09-12 09:21:57

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