Edinburgh and Fife residents spot formation of unidentified 'military-looking' jets flying above

Several jets, which appear to be military-owned, were spotted flying above Edinburgh, East Lothian and Fife this afternoon.

By Anna Bryan
Friday, 1st April 2022, 4:01 pm
Updated Friday, 1st April 2022, 10:10 pm

The aircraft were seen in the skies above Edinburgh and East Lothian at around 1pm. They then headed north-west, towards Fife.

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A spokesperson for the Royal Air Force has confirmed that the incident was not RAF activity.

It is believed that the jets may be US Airforce planes.

Video: Sylvia Ballantyne

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A formation of jets flew over Edinburgh this afternoon.

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