Announcement

Remains of Flt Lt Adam Sanders recovered from Moray Firth

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The RAF has confirmed that the remains of Flight Lieutenant Adam Sanders have been recovered from the Moray Firth and formally identified.

The RAF has made the following statement:

The RAF can confirm that the remains of Flight Lieutenant Adam Sanders have been recovered from the area of the Tornado accident in the Moray Firth. Formal identification has been completed and the next of kin have been informed.

Additional remains have also been recovered and are in the process of being formally identified. Our thoughts and prayers remain with the next of kin of the aircrew involved in the accident at this very difficult time.

The next of kin of the aircrew involved in this tragic incident and all at RAF Lossiemouth are very grateful for the tremendous show of public support that has been evident since.

We appeal to the media to continue to give families and friends privacy and the space to grieve over the coming days and weeks, as they begin to come to terms with their loss.

The Military Aviation Authority stated:

The recovery of wreckage has now been completed and the Service Inquiry Panel, assisted by the Military Air Accident Investigation Branch, will continue to work quickly and thoroughly to investigate the circumstances of the accident.