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Tornado jet made emergency landing at Manston airport

21 January 2014
by Mary Louis


Tornado GR4

Tornado GR4

A Tornado jet made an emergency landing at Manston Airport after a ‘bad multiple birdstrike’.

The incident, which has been confirmed by the airport and RAF Marham where the Tornado is based, was reported on Twitter by a crew member.

Jez Holmes @BossIIACSqn reported they had been “very well looked after” at the airport.

The officer’s Twitter description is Officer Commanding II(Army Cooperation) Squadron flying Tornado GR4 from RAF Marham - ‘Shiny Two’.

He tweeted “being very well looked after by Manston Airport after an unexpected stopover” which he then attributed to being the result of “quite a bad multiple birdstrike”.

The crew had returned home with the Tornado remaining at Manston awaiting recovery.

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