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Red Arrows pilot killed in crash

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posted on Aug, 20 2011 @ 02:40 PM
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Red Arrows pilot killed in crash


www.telegraph.co.uk

Flt Lt Jon Egging, 33, is believed to have tried to eject only after guiding the RAF jet towards a field as it apparently suffered a failure following an aerobatic display.
But he was killed when the jet plunged into a field near the river Stour, just outside Bournemouth.
(visit the link for the full news article)




posted on Aug, 20 2011 @ 02:40 PM
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This is truly tragic, i live a short drive away from the area and see the red arrows every now and then.

It is believed to have been a system failure rather than human error, however, To me it sounds like Jon couldn't eject because he was trying to steer away from houses, so this, in my eyes makes the guy a true hero.

My thoughts are with family and friends of course.

RIP 'Eggman'



www.telegraph.co.uk
(visit the link for the full news article)
edit on 20/8/2011 by BarmyBilly because: (no reason given)



posted on Aug, 20 2011 @ 03:10 PM
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I live in Westbourne so am thanking the pilot and my lucky stars he didn't come down through the roof.

Yesterday their display went really well. The noise was deafening and terrified my poor cat. Today, I thought it odd when we only seemed to suffer one fly-by. I never thought any more about it though. Thoughts go to his family, he was a terribly brave man.



posted on Aug, 20 2011 @ 04:30 PM
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They fly for an airshow twice every year in my home town, they are excellently skilled pilots, possibly some of the best in the world. Such a shame to hear about it! Especially after it was just last week I was watching the displays on the beach.



posted on Aug, 20 2011 @ 04:39 PM
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Tragic, very sad. Saw them just while back at Southport air show. A hero going by the reports here.
Rainbows with wings
Jane



posted on Aug, 20 2011 @ 04:41 PM
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I hate to be the one to say this, but.....


Already Been Posted Here



posted on Aug, 20 2011 @ 04:53 PM
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thoughts to the family and his unit
however these hawk trainers they fly are getting a bit old....



posted on Aug, 20 2011 @ 05:00 PM
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A story is allowed to be posted in the BAN forum and one other, please stay on topic, this is a very sad day for the red arrows.



posted on Aug, 20 2011 @ 05:36 PM
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My ex had taken my 8 year old daughter to the airshow to watche the Red Arrows. It was her first ever display and now she's at home crying her eyes out for the Pilot...

Sad and tragic news indeed.

There is a Facebook page with over 30,000 members already



posted on Aug, 20 2011 @ 06:07 PM
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R.I.P. dude. You "done good" by guiding a broken jet away from residential areas and onlookers. I'm curious if he ejected at a bad angle or too low to the ground. Not sure how else they would conclude he was trying to eject.



posted on Aug, 21 2011 @ 03:21 AM
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Its terrible I live on the Cornish coast and was watching them on Thursday night, RIP



posted on Aug, 21 2011 @ 03:35 AM
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Originally posted by BarmyBilly
reply to post by lifttheveil
 


A story is allowed to be posted in the BAN forum and one other, please stay on topic, this is a very sad day for the red arrows.


That thread WAS in the BAN forum, for some reason it was moved, while this one hasn't been

I live near to their base and regularly see them practising, it's very sad that this skilled pilot has been killed but it's no surprise that his last moments were spent protecting the public from harm. These men are all highly skilled pilots at the very peak of their profession, I'm sure every one of the Red Arrows pilots would have done the same thing.

R.I.P. Flt Lt Egging.



posted on Aug, 21 2011 @ 03:39 AM
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This is really sad news. The Red Arrows are a British Institution and have entertained millions around the world. I'm sure most people in the country have seen the Red Arrows at some point or another.

Thoughts go out to the family.



posted on Aug, 21 2011 @ 01:43 PM
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I have seen the Red Arrows over many years as they often visit my home town to do an air display. In fact i had been looking forward to seeing them back on Bank holiday Monday (end of August) I have no doubt that the Red Arrows will be back in the air in the near future but i too am saddened by the loss of the pilot, i had initially thought he had ejected but when i saw the full news later on i realised this was sadly not the case. I very much doubt the Red Arrows will perform over my hometown this year as they are now grounded for the time being but i do think they will be back in the air where they belong very soon. My thoughts are with the pilots at this time.



posted on Sep, 2 2011 @ 10:21 AM
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It's great to see the Red Arrows back in action after this tragedy albeit with only eight instead of the usual nine pilots.
They've just flown in a formation of two sets of four very low over my house on their way back to base after doing a couple of displays fairly near their home base today

(our house is on the low flying training flight path, we even get Hercules transport planes and Chinook helicopters going over practising airdrops at less than two hundred feet)

Welcome back boys and I look forward to seeing you "breaking in" a new member very shortly

edit on 2/9/11 by yellowbeard because: adding colon to make emoticon work (I hope)



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