RAF Harrier pilot ejects to safety

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The Independent Online
An RAF pilot escaped when his Harrier jump jet crashed yesterday. He ejected from the plane which came down in a field near the White Water Reservoir north of RAF Wittering on the Cambs/Lincs border. He was taken to hospital but was not seriously injured.

An RAF spokeswoman said there were no reports of damage to property or injury to people or livestock on the ground. It is not yet known whether the plane was landing or taking off when it crashed.An internal investigation is under way into the loss of the jump jet, which was worth several million pounds.