Pilot praises RAF Lakenheath plane spotter for saving his life

RAF Lakenheath Boeing F-15
Pilot praises RAF Lakenheath plane spotter for saving his life
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Ian Simpson called RAF Lakenheath after seeing flames and sparks come out of Maj Grant Thompson’s F-15E Strike Eagle on take-off.

Photographer Mr Simpson regularly watches jets take off from the United States Air Force base in Suffolk.

The pilot said Mr Simpson’s quick actions had “100%” saved his life, adding: “His initiative was awesome.” Read more

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