USAF And RAF Aircraft In Near Miss Over Norfolk Coast

Posted on July 24, 2017

The pilot of the RAF Voyager tanker claimed one of the US F-15s flew as close as 50m (160ft) before roaring past to avoid a collision. The tanker pilot claimed he could the feel turbulence from the F15 flying at 402mph as it boosted its speed. The UK Airprox Board blamed the near-miss on an air traffic controller becoming distracted by a phone call.

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