A EUROFIGHTER Typhoon has been spotted looping repeatedly over Herefordshire this morning (April 10), just days after its last sighting.

The plane, which took off from RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire, has been circling the city.

It has passed repeatedly over the Golden Valley area of Herefordshire and Hay-on-Wye, coming just up to the edge of Hereford over Grafton.

It was last seen over Hereford on April 8.

RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire is one of two RAF Quick Reaction Alert Stations which protect UK airspace, according to the RAF.

It is home to to two frontline, combat-ready squadrons and is the training station for Typhoon pilots.


The RAF says the Typhoon FGR.Mk 4 is a "highly capable and extremely agile multi-role combat aircraft", used for a "full spectrum of air operations" including air policing, peace support and high-intensity conflict. 

Although Typhoon has flown precision attack missions in all its combat deployments to date, its most essential role is to provide quick reaction alert for UK and Falkland Islands airspace, the RAF said. 

Detachments have also reinforced NATO air defence in the Baltic and Black Sea regions.