Red Arrow crash at Bournemouth Air Show.

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  1. Airframes

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    Not much news in detail yet, but one BAe Hawk of the RAF 'Red Arrows' has crashed on a river bank following a display at Bournemouth, UK.
    It's not sure if the pilot ejected or not, but one eye witness has reported seeing rescue teams 'dragging the pilot out of the river'.
    Other eye witnesses describe the single aircraft as flying lower than the other 8 in the formation, after completing the display.
     
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    I hope the pilot is ok.
     
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    'Fraid it's not looking good. The MOD is due to make an announcement imminently.
     
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    Just reading another brief report, where another witness described hearing a 'crack', not an explosion. It's wrong to speculate, but maybe a bird strike through the canopy ?
     
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    The MOD have confirmed the death of Flight Lieutenant Jon Egging of the Royal Air Force Aerobatics Team, The Red Arrows.
     
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    Darn! My condolences to the family, and the Team.
     
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    Bad day for the Red Arrows and the RAF.
    Crying shame.
     
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    Dammit................

    :salute:
     
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    BBC News - Red Arrows pilot dies in Bournemouth Air Festival crash

    There is a video on the BBC as well but it doesn't show much, just Red 4 flying a little lower than usual, no outward signs of problems. Birdstrike could be a possibility.

    RIP :salute: :salute:

    My condolences to the family and friends of the pilot and of course the team itself.
     
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    Sad to hear but it is the nature of the beast
     
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    Yup. Sad news.
     
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    Sad news indeed. My condolences to the family and flight team. :salute:
     
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    Sad, sad moment. Condolences to the family of Flt Lt Jon Egging and the squadron.
     
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    What a tragedy, my condolences to the family and friends.
     
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    Just been reading a BBC News up-date; this states that it is thought that Fl/Lt Egging steered his aircraft away from some houses, instead of ejecting. The cause of the crash is not yet known, but the entire Hawk fleet, Red Arrows and CFS trainers, some 170+ aircraft, have been grounded until the cause is identified.
     
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    was at the airshow at kitchener waterloo airport and they announced it there
     
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    Very sad to hear - condolences to his family, friends and the team.
     
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