Red Arrows pilot killed at base

A RED ARROWS pilot was killed in an incident at RAF Scampton

Emergency services were called the scene at about 11.09am on Tuesday 8th November.

Group Captain Simon Blake said: “It is with great regret that I can confirm there has been a ground incident involving one of the RAF Aerobatic Team’s Hawk aircraft that has resulted in the death of the pilot. The pilot was ejected from the aircraft whilst the aircraft was on the ground.”

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“The pilot’s next of kin have been informed and they have asked for a period of grace before his name is released.”

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the pilot’s family, friends and colleagues at this difficult time.”

The Military Aviation Authority is to launch a full and independent Service Inquiry. The incident comes just a few months after the death of Flt Lt Jon Egging, who died in a crash following a display in Bournemouth.