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Red Arrows crash in bournemouth
« on: August 20, 2011, 02:19:19 PM »
Just heard on the radio that one of the Reds has crashed outside Bournemouth airport.

Hope the pilot got out ok.
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Re: Red Arrows crash in bournemouth
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2011, 02:27:21 PM »
Red four has crashed near Castlepoint.

No news on pilot yet.
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Re: Red Arrows crash in bournemouth
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2011, 02:43:32 PM »
Now on BBC news site, thought to be Red 4, no news yet on pilot, fingers crossed.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-14602900
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Re: Red Arrows crash in bournemouth
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2011, 02:52:21 PM »
Pprune reporting Sky news says the pilot ejected and was pulled from the river by dog walkers. Hope thats the case
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Re: Red Arrows crash in bournemouth
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2011, 03:03:54 PM »
Hope so.

Solent reporting that their  crew have been told to stop filming.

Eye witnesses are not saying they saw an ejection
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Re: Red Arrows crash in bournemouth
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2011, 03:37:10 PM »
BBC News24 just showed amateur footage - Reds performing pass and break before landing, one of the three that broke right started to lose height as it tracked back and disappeared below horizon
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Re: Red Arrows crash in bournemouth
« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2011, 03:42:15 PM »
Sky article says somebody saw 2 people in the river and assumption at the time was that one was the pilot being helped out. No +ve news of pilot.
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Re: Red Arrows crash in bournemouth
« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2011, 04:18:36 PM »
Some absolute shite being banded around the web at present......Is a concern though that BBC stopped filming, and eyewitness does not mention a parachute. Praying for the pilot!
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Re: Red Arrows crash in bournemouth
« Reply #8 on: August 20, 2011, 04:34:18 PM »
Still no news about the pilot - which is slightly worrying.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-14602900
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Re: Red Arrows crash in bournemouth
« Reply #9 on: August 20, 2011, 05:59:43 PM »
Local news reporting that the pilot ejected but hasnt survived the impact. RIP if true :(

(This info courtesy of another forum)

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Re: Red Arrows crash in bournemouth
« Reply #10 on: August 20, 2011, 06:21:20 PM »
I was at an open day at the airport when this happened , the reds came over the airfield for flyby , broke away to assume landing positions and as 2 were to the south of the airfield one just kept going down at a very shallow angle till it dissapeared behind the tree line and never came back up. We were probably only a mile away , there was no sign of an ejection or chute from what I could see.
My thoughts are with the reds and their families .
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Re: Red Arrows crash in bournemouth
« Reply #11 on: August 20, 2011, 06:45:18 PM »
Hoping and praying, but it doesnt look too good at the moment.
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Re: Red Arrows crash in bournemouth
« Reply #12 on: August 20, 2011, 07:03:04 PM »
Meridian News this evening are saying the pilot did not make it but not confirmed on main news :cry:  :cry:

I am keeping my fingers crossed because of mixed interviews, but the longer it goes on it does not look good :(  :(

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Re: Red Arrows crash in bournemouth
« Reply #13 on: August 20, 2011, 07:10:05 PM »
How awful, I'm keeping my fingers crossed, too.  It will be a more sombre day at Oxford tomorrow than I was expecting.
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Re: Red Arrows crash in bournemouth
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