Jet2 passenger flight from Spain to UK shadowed by military fighter jet

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Emily Hatfield
UP CLOSE: Emily snapped a photo of the military fighter through the Jet2 aircraft’s window

TERRIFIED passengers on Jet2’s flight LS1204 from Malaga to Birmingham say their aircraft was closely shadowed by a fighter jet flying alongside for up to 15 minutes on Friday afternoon. 

Sarah Hatfield, from the West Midlands, who was travelling from the Costa del Sol airport  with her husband Ian and 13-year-old daughter Emily, said, “It was so close I could read the writing on its tail fin. The feeling on board was a mixture of excitement at seeing the fighter so close up and terror as to if we were about to get shot down.”

Emily snapped a photo of the military fighter through the Jet2 aircraft’s window to show the close proximity.

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A Jet2 spokesperson said: “We are awaiting clarification from the French air traffic authorities, as to why a military aircraft was apparently tracking our aircraft”.

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