A TORNADO jet has had to make an emergency landing at a Scottish airport after a bird strike.

The GR4 aircraft from Norfolk's RAF Marham landed at Prestwick Airport following the incident on Monday.

The two-person jet, which was on a training mission, was still at the airport yesterday afternoon, being checked over by engineers.

It is not yet known if it suffered any damage as a result of the incident.

An RAF spokesman said: "The two-seater aircraft was on a standard training mission in Scotland.

"It had a bird strike. The crew were aware of it and they made a precautionary landing into Prestwick.

"The aircraft is still there and it's awaiting engineering assistance before recovery."

He said the aircraft, carrying a pilot and a weapons systems operator, was in the vicinity of Prestwick when the crew made the decision to divert to the airport.

"It landed safely and both crew are fine," he added.

A Prestwick Airport spokesman said all the emergency services were there to await the aircraft, which landed safely.