Red Arrows pilot injured.

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  1. Airframes

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    A BBC News internet report states that a Red Arrows display pilot has been "seriously injured" in an accident on the ground at RAF Scampton, Lincolnshire UK. The report states that the accident "involved an ejection seat".
    Details are sparse at the moment, but a colour photo with the article shows one of the team's Hawks on the ground, canopy closed, with the front cockpit ejection seat telescopic guide extended and the canopy glazing broken, consistent with ejection through the canopy, as designed.
    The pilot has not been named.
     
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    hope he recovers, Red Arrows not having a good year
     
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    Me too. Forgot to state, the aircraft appeared to be parked on the flight line, alongside a second Hawk, so looks like this happened before moving.
     
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    Very sad to hear about the loss of a Red Arrows Pilot.
    A prayer.
     
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    did not want to hear that !

    RIP Sir
     
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    Very sad news indeed, especially in such circumstances. Condolences to all concerned.
     
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    Very sad to hear about this. My condolences to the Reds and the pilots family and friends.
     
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    :salute: That's terrible. Condolences to the family and friends.
     
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    Heard this from a mate today. He said the pilot ejected from the static aircraft and the chute didn't open. Very sad and tragic. :(
     
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