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EagleEye
12th March 2003, 06:37
Tornado attack probe launched


The woman allegedly breached security
The Ministry of Defence has begun an inquiry after a woman allegedly damaged a Tornado aircraft at RAF Leuchars in Fife.
A 48-year-old woman is due to appear at Cupar Sheriff Court on Wednesday after the incident.

An RAF spokeswoman said it was understood that access had been gained to the base near St Andrews and that a hangar had been entered.

Tornados are among the aircraft being deployed to the Gulf but the aircraft involved is not part of the war preparations.

'Learn lessons'

In a statement later, the MoD said: "We are conducting an inquiry into this incident. It is not acceptable for activists to be able to get in and damage an aircraft.

"We will do all that we can to learn lessons from this, obviously security is something of an issue and we will continue to tighten it up, but that costs a huge amount of money."

RAF Leuchars is home to 43 and 111 Squadrons which both fly the Tornado F3 in the air defence role.


So it's no just Shannon where it happens.............

LordFlash
12th March 2003, 11:22
Fecking crusties....

Hawk
12th March 2003, 13:56
madness..

Come-quickly
12th March 2003, 14:24
Ah well no harm done...to the forces of terrorism and global oppression (wasn't a USAF base either)