RAF fighters scrambled to intercept flight over North Sea

RAF typhoons from RAF Coningsby were scrambled to intercept the plane.

RAF typhoons from RAF Coningsby were scrambled to intercept the plane.

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RAF Fighter jets were scrambled to intercept a plane from Bucharest and escort it to Birmingham Airport.

Typhoon planes were deployed from RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire this morning along with Belgian F-16 fighter jets, according to radar tracking service Airlive.

The plane, believed to be a Saab 340, was intercepted over the North Sea after it departed from the Romanian capital at around 1.30am.

It landed safely at Birmingham Airport just before 7.30am.

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