THE Ministry of Defence has found the wreckage of two RAF Lossiemouth Tornados that crashed into the Moray Firth.
Images of the GR4s – thought to be lying at a depth of between 130ft and 200ft – were taken by Survey Vessel Ocean Star.
A three-mile maritime exclusion zone has been put in place while the recovery continues.
Three personnel from XV (Reserve) Squadron were killed on July 3 when the two planes came down in waters about 25 miles to the south of Wick.
Flight Lieutenant Hywel Poole (28) was rescued following the crash, but later died from his injuries in Raigmore Hospital in Inverness.
Squadron Leader Samuel Bailey (36) and Flight Lieutenant Adam Sanders (27) are still missing, presumed dead.
A fourth crew member is in hospital, where his condition is described as serious but stable. An investigation into the cause of the incident, which took place during a training flight, is to be carried out and a Service Inquiry will be led by the Military Aviation Authority.
Moray’s MP Angus Robertson and MSP Richard Lochhead expressed appreciation for all those involved in the ‘difficult’ ongoing recovery work.