Two Tornado pilots narrowly avoided crashing into each other in bad weather, a report has revealed.

The aircraft, which had departed from RAF Marham in Norfolk, came within 300ft of one another on the 14th of July. Both pilots were at fault according to the UK Airprox Board, which investigates near-misses.

It rated the incident as category A – the highest possible risk of a collision.

The pilots were attempting a snake climb, which is a military procedure used in bad weather, where planes follow each other at 30-second intervals.


  1. I’d rather see stories about near misses than see stories about collisions and our pilots being killed due to them.if you want stories with death in them I suggest turning on sky or BBC news there’s plenty of that type there


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