Jet sightings over Donegal confirmed as US military

B8nBTx1CMAIRwUxIt has emerged that the three jets spotted flying in formation over Donegal on Friday afternoon were US military.

Witnesses contacted Highland Radio News to report the sighting with speculation across social media as to whether or not it was another incident involving the Russian military.

Some outlets has claimed that it was an optical illusion involving passenger jets at different altitudes but eye witnesses who heard and saw the craft were quick to point out that this was not the case

Now the National Air Traffic Services in the UK  has confirmed that the planes were US military aircraft.

A NATS spokesman said: “The information we have is that these were US military had come across the North Atlantic.”