A light aircraft pilot who went blind in mid-air after suffering a stroke at 4,500 metres (15,000ft) was shepherded in to land by an RAF aircraft.
Jim O'Neill, 65, was flying his four-seater Cessna over North Yorkshire when he lost his sight and called for help.
O'Neill was flying home to Essex from a holiday in Scotland when he had the stroke, and descended to 1,500ft. With the instrument panel a blur, he failed four times to land at Full Sutton airstrip near York, and was diverted to Linton-on-Ouse.
Wing Commander Paul Gerrard escorted O'Neill in to land in his Tucano T1. Sergeant Richard Eggleton, a radar operator, talked to O'Neill via the radio throughout.
Wing Cdr Andy Hynd, operations commander at Linton-on-Ouse, said: "We routinely practise shepherding, but it's usually for lost aircraft, not blinded pilots, which is what makes this amazing."