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MORAY MP ROBERTSON COMMENTS ON FURTHER NEAR MISS REPORT

31/05/2015  

Moray MP Angus Robertson has responded to reports of yet another near miss between military jets, this time in January over the North Sea. The news comes less than 48 hours after the report into a previous incident over Lossiemouth.

Angus Robertson MP said:

“This latest incident involving an Hawk and a Typhoon raises yet further concerns over the lack of collision avoidance systems in military jets. 

“Experts have said time and again that these systems would significantly reduce collision risk and given that this incident is the second to be reported in the press in as many days it underlines the urgency of this issue. 

“Once again the report into the incident highlights the lack of collision avoidance systems, which is making the already highly challenging job of the aircrews even more difficult. The UK Government needs to get this issue sorted and sorted soon. It is critical for the safety of crews flying the jets and for greater safety where the jets have to fly.”

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