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JLAmber (netAirspace ATC & Founding Member) 20 Mar 18, 14:50Post ... s-7402188/

Two on board, there does seem to have been at least one ejection so hopefully both onboard survived.
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ANCFlyer (netAirspace ATC & Founding Member) 20 Mar 18, 17:01Post
It wasn't too many years ago they lost another bird. What a shame . . . .

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JLAmber (netAirspace ATC & Founding Member) 20 Mar 18, 18:57Post
The pilot made it, the engineer who was riding along did not: ... s-43476222

An engineer has died after a Red Arrows jet crashed at RAF Valley on Anglesey.

The RAF confirmed the pilot of the Hawk aircraft, which is used by the famous aerobatic display team, survived and was receiving treatment in hospital.

Eyewitnesses had reported that only one person had ejected from the jet before it crashed and burst into flames.

An air ambulance was sent to the scene at about 13:30 GMT on Tuesday but it was later confirmed that the engineer had died.

Reading a statement at the RAF base, Group Captain Nick Tucker-Lowe, described the crash as a "tragic accident" and said the families of the engineer and the pilot had been informed.
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ShanwickOceanic (netAirspace FAA) 21 Mar 18, 08:00Post
ANCFlyer wrote:It wasn't too many years ago they lost another bird.

They lost two pilots in three months that year (2011) - one in the Bournemouth accident you linked, and one in a ground accident where the ejection seat fired and the parachute failed to deploy. The seat manufacturer admitted breaching health and safety laws
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