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Red Arrows In Mid - Air Collision  
User currently offlineEZYAirbus From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 2496 posts, RR: 50
Posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 4997 times:

Two Red Arrows planes have been involved in a mid-air collision during a training exercise over Lincolnshire.
The tip of one plane touched the tail of another during a flight over their base at RAF Scampton near Lincoln.

Seven aircraft were flying at the time, and an investigation has concluded that one of the pilots carried out an incorrect manoeuvre.

No-one was injured and the collision was described as "a minor incident" by a spokeswoman for the display team.

But she added it was being treated extremely seriously, as safety was the number one priority.


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User currently offlineHUYguy From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2006, 274 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 4904 times:

I live about 10 miles away from Scampton. At least it wasn't serious, I mean, we've all seen the possible effects of such an incident.

User currently offlineTrekster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 4843 times:

I was born at scampton, and lived 4 miles from RAF Cranwell when they were based there. My mum was actually at one of the RAF Messes overlooking the main runaway when the Red Arrow plane pilot ejected a few years ago and saw the whole thing happen.

Thankfully all is ok

User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 25340 posts, RR: 54
Reply 3, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 4433 times:

Shouldn't they be out in Cyprus at the moment?  Confused

When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlineSaintsman From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 2065 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 4385 times:


They touched, which considering the circumstances is not entirely unexpected. Perhaps an occupational hazard?

Collision implies that they smashed into each other and they fell out of the sky. Sensationalism by the press I think.

User currently offlineRichardPrice From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 4365 times:

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 3):
Shouldn't they be out in Cyprus at the moment?

The incident was quite a while ago, note from the BBC report that an investigation had already been carried out into it and put forward a conclusion - that takes time to do.

Its only now just being made public.

User currently offlineCF188A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 4298 times:

what will happen to the pilots?

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