Alex Salmond : 'tragic news of RAF death'

Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond
Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond Credit: Press Association

One member of air crew has died and two others remain unaccounted for after two Tornado jets crashed off the coast of Scotland yesterday.

First Minister Alex Salmond said:

"This is tragic news and my sincere sympathy is with those loved ones who have been bereaved, and indeed all those affected.

RAF Lossiemouth is at the heart of the community in Moray and I know how deeply and painfully this will touch not just the personnel and families directly connected with the base, but the whole region.

The rescue services have worked incredibly hard in the hope of a different outcome and the Scottish Government remains ready to help in any way we can with the next phase of this operation."

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Dead Tornado pilot found

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.