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Red Arrows In Airport Drama

Tue Sep 09, 2003 11:50 pm

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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RE: Red Arrows In Airport Drama

Wed Sep 10, 2003 12:10 am

One question....what airport?
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RE: Red Arrows In Airport Drama

Wed Sep 10, 2003 12:13 am

I would say Jersey as I go tomorrow for the airshow

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RE: Red Arrows In Airport Drama

Wed Sep 10, 2003 12:32 am

One Life, Live it.
 
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RE: Red Arrows In Airport Drama

Wed Sep 10, 2003 2:16 am

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.

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RE: Red Arrows In Airport Drama

Wed Sep 10, 2003 2:31 am

How badly was the aircraft damaged?

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RE: Red Arrows In Airport Drama

Wed Sep 10, 2003 3:54 am

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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