Two RAF crew killed in jet crash

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Two RAF crew died today when their Tornado fighter jet crashed near a beauty spot, the Ministry of Defence confirmed.

A major search was launched after the jet ploughed into a hill near Arrochar, Argyll.

An MoD spokesman said: "It is with deep regret that the Ministry of Defence must confirm the deaths of two RAF air crew from 43 Squadron, RAF Leuchars, in a Tornado F3 crash today.

"The aircraft crashed during a routine training flight at 11.45am at Glen Kinglas in Argyll.

"The next of kin have been informed and have requested a period of 24 hours grace before further details are released."