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RAF Tornado wreckage discovered.

Summary: The wreckage of two RAF Tornados lost in a crash in the Moray Firth has been located by the Ministry of Defence.

The wreckage of two RAF Tornados, lost in a crash in the Moray Firth, has been located by the Ministry of Defence.

The remains of the two GR4 bombers are believed to be 40 metres to 60 metres underwater, 25 miles south of Wick, off Scotland's east coast.

Flight Lieutenant Hywel Poole, 28, died in Tuesday's crash after being taken to hospital. One other, who has not been named, remains in a critical condition in hospital.

Squadron Leader Samuel Bailey, 26, and Flight Lieutenant Adam Sanders, 27, are missing presumed dead after the crash.

An MoD spokesman said: "There are maritime vessels which are assisting with the recovery along with a Royal Navy minesweeper."

The men were serving with 15 (Reserve) Squadron based at RAF Lossiemouth in north-east Scotland.

Defence Secretary Philip Hammond announced the dead men's names and paid tribute to them in the House of Commons on Thursday.

He said: "My thoughts - and, I am sure, those of the entire House - are with their loved ones at this difficult time, and with the fourth member of the squadron involved in the incident, who is currently in a serious but stable condition in hospital".

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