Friday, February 12, 1999 Published at 14:50 GMT
RAF plane in near miss
The Tornado is one of the RAF's main fighting planes
An investigation has begun into a near miss between an RAF Tornado jet and a passenger aircraft.
The incident occurred at 21,000ft on Wednesday evening 10 miles north of Flamborough Head, near Bridlington.
The military plane flew close to an Amsterdam-bound Fokker 50 plane operated by KLM UK.
The Fokker, with 24 passengers and four crew on board, had taken off from Newcastle upon Tyne airport.
Both aircraft were both under the control of Manchester air traffic controllers when the near miss took place at 1836 GMT.
An aircraft proximity report known as an Airprox has been filed with the Civil Aviation Authority.
The incident is now being investigated by the UK Airprox Board.
Miss follows fatal crash
Wednesday's events came less than three weeks after four people died in a collision between a Tornado and a Cessna light aircraft over Nottinghamshire.
The aircraft crashed in mid-air over the village of Mattersey, near Worksop.
The CAA says an average of 41 incidents involving public transport aircraft are reported each year.
Approximately 80 per cent are found to have involved no risk.