RAF Lossiemouth Tornado in near miss with helicopter above A9
- 22 August 2013
- From the section NE Scotland, Orkney & Shetland
An RAF Lossiemouth Tornado travelling at more than 400mph came within 150ft of a helicopter just above the A9, according to a new report.
The near miss, which happened in May above Loch Garry at Drumochter, was categorised as the highest risk by the UK Airprox Board.
A dirty cockpit cover meant the pilot did not see the helicopter.
The helicopter, which had four people on board, was travelling at the same height of 440ft.