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RAF jets escorting plane to Cardiff Airport caught on camera

Two RAF jets were scrambled to escort a private plane into Cardiff airport after it lost radio contact.

The Typhoons were launched from RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire to identify an "unresponsive civilian aircraft", the RAF said.

Communications were re-established and the aircraft was safely escorted to Cardiff Airport, a spokesman added.

The Challenger 300 jet left the airport at 19:20 GMT, thought to be heading to its original destination, Dublin.

Jac Osborne filmed the moment the jets flew off after escorting the plane to the airport.

  • 08 Apr 2016
  • From the section Wales