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Red Arrow Crash

Post by Phoenix » Sat Aug 20, 2011 2:13 pm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-14602900

1 plane has crashed, after trying to perform an emergency landing. From what I have read, it does not look good for the pilot. I hope he is ok.

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Re: Red Arrow Crash

Post by Welshy » Sat Aug 20, 2011 2:17 pm

I don't think he lived.... :( RIP
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Re: Red Arrow Crash

Post by drahon45 » Sat Aug 20, 2011 3:15 pm

It says on this article he ejected before his plane hit the ground. http://thelincolnite.co.uk/2011/08/red- ... -festival/
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Re: Red Arrow Crash

Post by Honey Badger » Sat Aug 20, 2011 5:45 pm

If he ejected, he should be fine, just shook-en up.
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Post by Welshy » Sat Aug 20, 2011 5:51 pm

They pulled him for the river, no comment whether dead or alive!
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Post by red baron » Sat Aug 20, 2011 6:30 pm

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Re: Red Arrow Crash

Post by Neil » Sat Aug 20, 2011 6:49 pm

R.I.P. :cry:

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Re: Red Arrow Crash

Post by Honey Badger » Sat Aug 20, 2011 7:19 pm

Very sad news. I just wonder why the plane went down.
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Re: Red Arrow Crash

Post by vandal » Sat Aug 20, 2011 10:15 pm

aragorn15 wrote:Very sad news. I just wonder why the plane went down.
we will have to wait for the investigation to be released be months before they release any thing.
Flt Lt Jon 'eggman' Egging, 33. Red 4, died doing what he loved and will be missed not only by the red arrow team and his parent sqn, but all air show fans. R.I.P sir. He leaves behind a wife, Emma.
The aircraft crashed while on approach to land, Police, Fire and rescue, Ambulance service, coast guard search and rescue and the air abumlance where on scene. The pilot was thrown from the cockpit on impact and was pronounced dead at the scene, it is unsure if he tried to eject. The entire RAF Fleet of Bae Hawk T1 including the red arrows have been grounded until proven safe.

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Career – Whilst at University Jon completed Elementary Flying Training with the University Air Squadron, flying the Bulldog; he went on to join the Royal Air Force in 2000. Selected for fast jet training Jon flew the Tucano and Hawk before becoming a ‘Creamie’ Qualified Flying Instructor on the Hawk at Royal Air Force Valley, teaching both students and instructors. Jon went on to serve with IV(AC) Squadron - 'Happy IV' – based at Royal Air Force Cottesmore, flying the Harrier GR9. During his time on the front line Jon was proud to support coalition ground forces when flying operational missions in Afghanistan. He has also taken part in exercises in the United Kingdom and America. As part of Joint Force Harrier, Jon served with IV(AC) Squadron on HMS Illustrious, flying training missions off the UK coastline. He became the Squadron Qualified Flying Instructor during his last year on 'Happy IV', making the transition to teach on the Harrier Operational Conversion Unit, based at Royal Air Force Wittering, in April 2010.

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Re: Red Arrow Crash

Post by Timmayx » Sat Aug 20, 2011 11:42 pm

RIP Flt Lt Jon Egging
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Re: Red Arrow Crash

Post by Welshy » Sun Aug 21, 2011 1:23 pm

Been in cadets this morning....his old CO works in my wing :(
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Re: Red Arrow Crash

Post by Seraphim » Sun Aug 21, 2011 9:07 pm

How terrible for his poor wife to actually witness the crash. Condolences to the family and his comrades.
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Re: Red Arrow Crash

Post by vandal » Sun Aug 21, 2011 9:52 pm

His wife is very brave and strong in this short interview:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-14610273
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Re: Red Arrow Crash

Post by Venom » Sun Aug 21, 2011 11:20 pm

Whats so creepy to me is that they were performing the same type of break to land maneuver the Blue Angels were when Lcdr. Davis crashed back in 2007...Remember? Thats the same exact way he died...Wow RIP though, thoughts and prayers with the families.
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Re: Red Arrow Crash

Post by Honey Badger » Mon Aug 22, 2011 1:09 am

That is super creepy.
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Re: Red Arrow Crash

Post by Seraphim » Mon Aug 22, 2011 1:34 am

creepy isn't the word I'd use. There is probably a reason-you know something like a standard but somewhat risky move will eventually lead to casualties.
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Re: Red Arrow Crash

Post by vandal » Wed Aug 31, 2011 9:27 pm

How low can people get? Trying to profit from a man death. :x
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Re: Red Arrow Crash

Post by Honey Badger » Wed Aug 31, 2011 11:09 pm

That is just sad.
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