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An RAF tornado plane has crashed into the sea off the east coast of Scotland shortly after taking off from its base. The pilot and navigator suffered minor injuries after ejecting from the £20m fighter jet about 1745 BST on Friday. The two crewmen, who were on a training exercise, were picked up 10 miles south east of RAF Leuchars in Fife. A Ministry of Defence spokesman said the men, who were taken by helicopter to Ninewells Hospital in Dundee, were "fit" but they had "bumps and scrapes". They were later taken to a spinal unit in Nottingham to be assessed for any serious injury. Meanwhile, a specialist RAF crash recovery team from Wales was to make its way north to recover the wreckage of the fighter plane. Once you eject, your parachute opens and you land in the sea still in your seat, which becomes your dinghy, and has a distress beacon attached Michael Mulford RAF spokesman RAF spokesman in Scotland, Michael Mulford, said: "They took off at 1745 BST and climbed into the skies above Leuchars and air traffic lost them.

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Sacré Arnaud :lol: je cherchais un post pour apposer l'article. Un avion de chasse de la Royal Air Force britannique s'est abîmé en mer au large de Saint Andrews (Ecosse), et les deux membres d'équipage ont pu être sauvés, a annoncé vendredi le ministère de la Défense. Le pilote et le navigateur du biréacteur Tornado se sont éjectés et ont pu être retrouvés par les hélicoptères et les bateaux de secours dépêchés dans la zone. Ils ont été conduits conscients à l'hôpital. L'accident s'est produit peu après le décollage, en fin d'après-midi, à 16 km au sud-est de la base aérienne RAF Leuchars. © 2005 AFP

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