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  1. Simon Harris: ITV London Olympics Correspondent

Typhoon fighter jets 'scrambled twice' during Olympics

The Olympics no-fly zone was breached twice during the Olympics, the CAA said. Credit: SAC Graham Taylor(RAF)/MoD

The Civil Aviation Authority says Typhoon fighter jets were scrambled twice during the Olympics but both cases turned out to be false alarms and no aircraft were intercepted.

Thirteen breaches of the no-fly zone were recorded, most of them because of a temporary loss of radio contact between air traffic controllers and pilots.

In three cases, the pilots' licences were suspended and they may face a possible prosecution.