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2008-03-06 12:00:39

By Jim Entwistle AN RAF Harrier jet was forced to make an emergency landing yesterday after the aircraft's canopy smashed during mid-flight refuelling.The fighter diverted to Durham Tees Valley Airport after its pilot reported getting into difficulties at 2.42pm.The airport was placed on full emergency status.But the Harrier, on routine exercises from RAF Cottesmore, in Leicestershire, limped to safety and touched down at 2.55pm.Emergency crews were stood down ten minutes later.Speaking last...


Word of the Day
honeyguide
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.