e195 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2007, 174 posts, RR: 2 Reply 15, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 9131 times:
from the air show twitter
The MOD have confirmed the death of Flight Lieutenant Jon Egging of the Royal Air Force Aerobatics Team, The Red Arrows. Bournemouth Borough Council and Bournemouth Air Festival will issue a statement shortly.
MadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10502 posts, RR: 38 Reply 20, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 8697 times:
Just saw this thread and clicked on the BBC link.
What a sad news!
RIP Red Arrows pilot. You will be missed by many.
An RAF Red Arrows pilot died when his plane crashed following a display at the Bournemouth Air Festival in Dorset.
Flt Lt Jon Egging, 33, from Rutland, was killed when his Hawk T1 aircraft - Red 4 - crashed about 1km south east of Bournemouth Airport at 13:50 BST.
There was a better way to fly it was called Concorde
dazbo5 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 2739 posts, RR: 2 Reply 21, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 8666 times:
This is such a sad day. Thoughts are with Lieutenant Jon Egging and his family. I only saw the Reds performing 2 weeks ago in BLK. They're always spectacular and provide an excellent family outing and maintain professionalism whenever you see them.
Quoting Garyck (Reply 17): Incidently, after looking at other images of this hawk, it declaired a Mayday at the Blackpool airshow on the 7th due to Hydrolic and Fuel issues.
This was XX260 last sunday undergoing repair at BLK;
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