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Accident at RAF Valley involving Red Arrows aircraft

At approximately 1.30pm today (20th March) a BAE Systems Hawk T1 from the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, the Red Arrows, was involved in accident at RAF Valley in Anglesey. Sadly a member of the team’s engineering team has died in the incident. The pilot of the aircraft survived having ejected from the aircraft. The Ministry of Defence issued the following statement:- The Royal Air Force has issued the following plea for photographs and video footage that may be relevant to the accident: “We are currently investigating the incident. If you were an eyewitness, please send any photographs of...

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AIRSHOW NEWS: Pilot fined for flying into area restricted for air displays

The pilot of a light aircraft has admitted flying into airspace closed for an air display three times during the same trip. Nigel Holbrough pleaded guilty to infringing airspace that had been temporarily restricted in order for the Eastbourne International Air show to take place on 17 August last year. The 57-year-old’s rented Piper Super Cub was spotted by the pilot leading the aerobatic display team, The Blades, as he flew near where they were performing their manoeuvres. As a result, the team were forced to move further out to sea to continue their routine safely. Holbrough, who lives...

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