Leuchars Station:Written question - HL4058

Asked on: 13 December 2016
Ministry of Defence
Leuchars Station
Lords
To ask Her Majesty’s Government on how many occasions since 1 January 2015 the diversionary runway at Leuchars has been used; which aircraft types have used it; and why.
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Answered by: Earl Howe
Answered on: 19 December 2016

Details of military aircraft required to divert to Leuchars Station since January 2015 are provided in the table below:

Date

Aircraft Type

Home Station

Reason

6 February 2015

Tucano

Linton-on-Ouse

Technical fault

9 February 2015

Tucano

Linton-on-Ouse

Technical fault

11 May 2015

Tornado GR4 x 2

Lossiemouth

Weather

12 June 2015

Hawk

Leeming

Medical

25 June 2015

Tornado GR4

Lossiemouth

Technical fault

29 June 2015

Tucano

Linton-on-Ouse

Technical fault

8 July 2015

Tucano

Linton-on-Ouse

Technical fault

30 July 2015

Tornado GR4

Lossiemouth

Birdstrike

7 September 2015

Typhoon

Coningsby

Birdstrike

29 October 2015

Tornado GR4

Lossiemouth

Technical fault

17 November 2015

Typhoon

Coningsby

Weather

27 January 2016

Tornado GR4

Lossiemouth

Technical fault

18 May 2016

Tornado GR4

Lossiemouth

Technical fault

26 October 2016

F15 x 2

Lakenheath

Technical fault. 2nd aircraft acted as escort

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