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Bird strike Tornado jet in Prestwick emergency landing

An RAF Tornado jet has been forced to make an emergency landing at Prestwick Airport in South Ayrshire after striking a bird.

The GR4 aircraft was on a routine training exercise from RAF Marham in Norfolk when the two-man crew reported the bird strike at 22:36 on Monday.

Emergency services were sent to the airport, where the jet and its crew landed safely at 22:40.

An RAF spokesman confirmed that the emergency was over at about 23:00.

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