RAF scramble two fighter jets to intercept French aircraft over English Channel

Two typhoons have been scrambled
Two typhoons have been scrambled
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Two RAF fighter jets have been scrambled to intercept a French aircraft over the English Channel.

The two Typhons were scrambled from RAF Coningsby airbase to intercept a French aircraft over the Channel this afternoon.

The aircraft was said to have suffered a loss of communication with air traffic control.

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