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Red Arrow down Bournemouth 2011

Post by jon93 » Sat Aug 20, 2011 1:12 pm

Just been on sky news apparently a red arrow has gone down, they will update as the news comes in. Hopefully nothing serious.

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Red Arrow Crash at Bournemouth

Post by davedubya » Sat Aug 20, 2011 1:12 pm

Just heard on BBC News. More to follow.

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red arrows crash

Post by hawk t1 » Sat Aug 20, 2011 1:15 pm

One of the reds have gone down after display at Bournemouth on landing ,it went down near Throop road,no news on casualty

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Re: Red Arrow Crash at Bournemouth 2011

Post by EGVP » Sat Aug 20, 2011 1:16 pm

According to the people on the Planes TV chat, it's gone down on/in to a bridge near Shoreham.

Whether you believe them or not, I don't know! Their geography doesn't seem great though...

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Re: Red Arrow Crash at Bournemouth

Post by davedubya » Sat Aug 20, 2011 1:16 pm

Crashed just outside Bournemouth Airport, near shopping centre. Nine took off, eight have landed.

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Re: Red Arrow Crash at Bournemouth

Post by RichC » Sat Aug 20, 2011 1:17 pm

BBC reporting crashed in an open area near a shopping centre near Bournemouth Airport
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Re: Red Arrow Crash at Bournemouth

Post by Mark Owen » Sat Aug 20, 2011 1:17 pm

It has crashed outside Bournemouth Airport.

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Re: Red Arrow Crash at Bournemouth

Post by davedubya » Sat Aug 20, 2011 1:19 pm

Seems they had started their display, it wasn't a problem on take-off.

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Re: Red Arrow Crash at Bournemouth

Post by septic » Sat Aug 20, 2011 1:24 pm

They were on their way in, rescue assets on scene but out of respect and in order not to feed press that is all I will say on this for now.

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Re: Red Arrow Crash at Bournemouth

Post by septic » Sat Aug 20, 2011 1:55 pm

Just been on BBC news, some utter blockhead talking to reporter by phone "I' am listening on my scanner at "Bournemouth" ..............beggars belief !!! :@ :@

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Re: Red Arrow Crash at Bournemouth

Post by vinnyboy » Sat Aug 20, 2011 2:09 pm

Latest is that no ejector seat was seen and pilot was rescued from the river. Again i dont know the facts but lets hope the pilot is ok.

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Re: Red Arrow Crash at Bournemouth

Post by MikeB » Sat Aug 20, 2011 2:09 pm

From @TopGearBabe on Twitter -

"Reports are that the pilot has ejected, and was pulled from a nearby river... I hope he's okay... "
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Re: Red Arrow Crash at Bournemouth

Post by Hurn » Sat Aug 20, 2011 2:10 pm

They had finished their display and were breaking to land at Hurn when the incident happened.

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Re: Red Arrow Crash at Bournemouth

Post by The Phantom » Sat Aug 20, 2011 2:10 pm

Reports are always sketchy at this stage. Just hope that everyone on the ground is safe and that the pilot has banged out okay.

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Re: Red Arrow Crash at Bournemouth

Post by PR9 » Sat Aug 20, 2011 2:12 pm

Hope the pilot is okay, will keep an eye on the thread and news websites.
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Re: Red Arrow Crash at Bournemouth

Post by tigercat » Sat Aug 20, 2011 2:15 pm

Lets just think before we post/comment . Lets wait for the official update and not add to the "wild" speculation already being bandied around by all the "experts"
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Re: Red Arrow Crash at Bournemouth

Post by das » Sat Aug 20, 2011 2:16 pm

MikeB wrote:From @TopGearBabe on Twitter -

"Reports are that the pilot has ejected, and was pulled from a nearby river... I hope he's okay, I believe it's ******************... "
not sure, but I think it was some brave "Jo Public" that pulled him out, good on them if so!

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Re: Red Arrow Crash at Bournemouth

Post by Hurn » Sat Aug 20, 2011 2:17 pm

No point in speculating who it is right now.

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Re: Red Arrow Crash at Bournemouth

Post by TankBuster » Sat Aug 20, 2011 2:20 pm

A real shame as the Reds are just brilliant! I hope the pilot is ok.


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Re: Red Arrow Crash at Bournemouth

Post by davedubya » Sat Aug 20, 2011 2:21 pm

das wrote:
MikeB wrote:From @TopGearBabe on Twitter -

"Reports are that the pilot has ejected, and was pulled from a nearby river... I hope he's okay..."
not sure, but I think it was some brave "Jo Public" that pulled him out, good on them if so!

ray
Indeed.

From BBC News:
Shaun Spencer-Perkins, who witnessed the crash from Throop Mill, said: "I heard a rushing sound and I saw a plane about 15m above the ground racing across the fields.

"It impacted and bounced across the field, made it across the river. Members of the public jumped into the water to search for the cockpit. We waved down the helicopter, I took off my son's orange jacket and my wife's red jumper to get the attention of the helicopter."

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