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Red Arrows In Airport Drama  
User currently offlineEZYAirbus From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 2496 posts, RR: 50
Posted (12 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2355 times:

ONE of the Red Arrows went off the side of the runway into gravel on landing at the Airport at lunchtime today.

The Hawk aircraft was left stranded at the St Ouen end of the airfield in an area below the runway level.

The emergency services were in attendance and commercial flying was suspended. The Red Arrows were arriving for Thursday's air display at the time of the incident.

Neither of the two crew members was injured in the incident.

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User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 25347 posts, RR: 54
Reply 1, posted (12 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2286 times:

One question....what airport?

When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlineEGBB From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2276 times:

I would say Jersey as I go tomorrow for the airshow


User currently offlineMyt332 From Australia, joined Sep 2003, 9120 posts, RR: 67
Reply 3, posted (12 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2204 times:

Yep, it was at Jersey

One Life, Live it.
User currently offlineAirX From United Kingdom, joined May 2002, 105 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2106 times:

The crew had an extremely lucky escape and also the workman at the end of the runway. Looking at the pictures tonight on Channel Report it shows that if it had not been for some new mounds of earth at the side of the airport, the aircraft would have gone straight over the cliff.
Lucky enough the finale for both Guernsey and Jersey airshows can still go ahead because two extra aircraft fly as spares. Anyway, looking forward to Thursday.


User currently offlineDC-10 Levo From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 3432 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (12 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2058 times:

How badly was the aircraft damaged?


User currently offlineKaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 13271 posts, RR: 34
Reply 6, posted (12 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1979 times:

I saw a picture on BBC News (if you go to the news section of this site, you'll see it) and the aircraft didn't seem to be that badly damaged at all.

It could have been worse, for - were it to go right off the end, there's a very steep drop. I know, because the 09 runway threshold is about a 1 mile and a quarter from my house (the 27 threshold is only a quarter mile away!)

Thankfully, the show will go on!

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