‘Near miss’ in sky was Olympics defence exercise

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A “NEAR miss” incident in the skies over Moulton Chapel on Tuesday afternoon turned out to be a military test ahead of the Olympic Games.

Concern was raised when a low-flying Typhoon jet was seen to soar up into the sky to miss a light aircraft.

John Miller (72) had been gardening at his home in Benton Close. He said: “They could only have been feet apart. I don’t know how they missed each other – the noise was incredible.”

A spokesman for Fenland Flying School in Holbeach St Johns said the incident was a military exercise and none of the airfield’s planes were in danger.