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Audio: RAF pilot 'confronts Latvian plane'

Aviation enthusiasts EGXWinfo Group have posted an audio clip online, which they claim to be a recording of an RAF pilot trying to make contact with the Latvian plane.

In it, the pilot warns that the plane will be shot down if it does not follow his instructions.

The Ministry of Defence refused to confirm or deny whether the audio was genuine.

Audio from SoundCloud/The EGXWinfo Group

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Sonic boom from RAF Typhoon jets captured on CCTV

The sonic boom created by two RAF Typhoon jets scrambled to escort a Latvian jet has been captured on CCTV in East Sussex.

The sound was picked up by a camera at the home of Iain Dodsworth in Crowborough.

He tweeted: "Thought it was the house collapsing".

Footage credit: Iain Dodsworth



RAF flies the final mission for the VC10 fleet

The Royal Air Force gave the VC10 a fitting send off today as the aircraft completed the final mission after more than 50 years of military service. The long-serving VC10 is being replaced by Britain's largest ever military aircraft, the Voyager.

The final operational flights left this morning from RAF Brize Norton Credit: ITV News/Simon Harris
VC10 arrives at Dunsfold airfield in Surrey Credit: ITV News/Simon Harris
Flight Lieutenant Adam Mercieca, who has been a VC10 pilot throughout his RAF career, captained one of today's flights Credit: ITV News/Simon Harris
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