RAF Typhoon spotted above south coast with small plane after Bournemouth Air Festival

AN RAF Typhoon was spotted above the south coast on Monday apparently intercepting a small plane.

Tuesday, 7th September 2021, 12:02 pm
Updated Tuesday, 7th September 2021, 2:19 pm

But it turned out the aircraft seen above Eastbourne at around 4pm was only completing a photoshoot for the RAF after an appearance at Bournemouth Air Festival.

The imagery will be released on the RAF’s social media channels soon.

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RAF Typhoon and small plane above Eastbourne on Monday September 6, 2021. Picture: Tabitha White

A spokesman for the RAF said: ‘The Typhoon display aircraft was completing a photoshoot on the south coast after displaying at the Bournemouth Air Festival.’

He added: ‘(The RAF was) capturing imagery of specially painted display aircraft with the tail art.’

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RAF Typhoon and small plane above Eastbourne on Monday September 6, 2021. Picture: Tabitha White