Russian Bomber over UK airspace


Staff member
I saw this in the news this morning.

Fighter jets were scrambled after two Russian military aircraft were spotted approaching UK airspace, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has said.

Royal Air Force Typhoon fighter jets took off from RAF Leuchars in Fife on Wednesday.

The jets were sent to investigate the Russian planes, which are understood to have turned away shortly afterwards.

RAF fighter planes were scrambled to incidents such as this eight times last year, an MOD spokesman said.


And then it flew over Dutch airspace:


Staff member
Certainly not a good time for Russian fighters to get lost over UK and Europe. Doesn't look like much of a plane however.