The remains of Flight Lieutenant Adam Sanders have been recovered from the site of a RAF Tornado crash in the Moray Firth two weeks ago. Additional remains have also been found and are being formally identified.
The Ministry of Defence has released this statement following the death of one of the crew members rescued after two Tornadoes crashed in the North Sea:
"Following the incident involving two of our Tornado GR4 aircraft in the Moray Firth yesterday, it is with great sadness that I must confirm the death of one of the crew members, an officer from 15 (Reserve) Squadron, based here at RAF Lossiemouth.
“A second crew member remains under medical care, where he is in a serious but stable condition.
“Two additional personnel remain unaccounted for. Due to extremely poor weather conditions in the area, the RAF and Her Majesty’s Coastguard have made a joint decision not to resume search and rescue operations.
“The operation will be resumed as a recovery operation as soon as possible, but we must be realistic: given the length of time that has elapsed since the accident, there is no expectation of recovering missing personnel alive.
“The Royal Air Force is in contact with the next of kin of all those involved.