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Thursday, 18 July 2024

Family of deer had a near miss with two Typhoon fighter jets

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Family of deer had a near miss with two Typhoon fighter jets
Family of deer had a near miss with two Typhoon fighter jets

This dramatic footage shows the heart-stopping moment a family of deer had a near miss with two Typhoon fighter jets.The animals were spotted darting across the runway at a Royal Air Force station after waiting for the perfect moment to cross. All three roe deer escaped unharmed from their close encounter with the planes - which have a staggering top speed of 1,550 mph.Aviation enthusiast James Feneley, 52, captured the moment at RAF Coningsby, Lincs.

Last Friday (15 May).The animals were seen earlier in the morning exploring the base.James said: "I couldn't believe it when I saw them, they must have got through a fence somehow."They came out just as the Typhoons were taxiing out to take off."I think the deer came as a bit of a shock to the pilots themselves."According to James security staff were later able to help the deer out of the fenced off base.Driver James has been interested in aircraft for 40 years and started photographing planes in 1984.He said: "I usually go to Coningsby when they are night flying which is one week every month."RAF Coningsby was opened in 1941 and served as an RAF Bomber Command station until the early 1960s.Now it is the training station for Typhoon pilots and is one of two RAF Quick Reaction Alert Stations which protect UK airspace.It is home to two front-line, combat-ready squadrons with almost 3,000 people working on site.

This dramatic footage shows the heart-stopping moment a family of deer had a near miss with two Typhoon fighter jets.The animals were spotted darting across the runway at a Royal Air Force station after waiting for the perfect moment to cross.

All three roe deer escaped unharmed from their close encounter with the planes - which have a staggering top speed of 1,550 mph.Aviation enthusiast James Feneley, 52, captured the moment at RAF Coningsby, Lincs.

Last Friday (15 May).The animals were seen earlier in the morning exploring the base.James said: "I couldn't believe it when I saw them, they must have got through a fence somehow."They came out just as the Typhoons were taxiing out to take off."I think the deer came as a bit of a shock to the pilots themselves."According to James security staff were later able to help the deer out of the fenced off base.Driver James has been interested in aircraft for 40 years and started photographing planes in 1984.He said: "I usually go to Coningsby when they are night flying which is one week every month."RAF Coningsby was opened in 1941 and served as an RAF Bomber Command station until the early 1960s.Now it is the training station for Typhoon pilots and is one of two RAF Quick Reaction Alert Stations which protect UK airspace.It is home to two front-line, combat-ready squadrons with almost 3,000 people working on site.

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