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Red Arrow down Bournemouth 2011

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Re: Red Arrow down Bournemouth 2011

Post by ELVIS 01 » Sat Aug 20, 2011 8:02 pm

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Re: Red Arrow down Bournemouth 2011

Post by MRay » Sat Aug 20, 2011 8:06 pm

GARYKING wrote:Sad Day for all, my thoughs are with the family and collegues.

Don't shoot me for asking, but does anyone know the reg of the lost airframe?

The reason I ask is that I photographed the aircraft Flight Lieutenant Jon Egging Hawk was flying for the Southport airshow last month airside at Blackpool. It was XX260. On the 7th of August the same aircraft flown by Red 7 declaired a 'PAN' then 'MAYDAY' while displaying at the Blackpool airshow due to Fuel and Hydrolic issues.

Gary
That incident was due to a major birdstrike I understand and the airframe involved is still at Blackpool and is unlikely to ever fly again, according to reports elsewhere, it has no bearing on todays tragic loss.

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Re: Red Arrow down Bournemouth 2011

Post by mirage 2000 » Sat Aug 20, 2011 8:11 pm

R.I.P Thoughts with RED 4'S family and Friends :'( :'(

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Re: Red Arrow down Bournemouth 2011

Post by ginge » Sat Aug 20, 2011 8:20 pm

R.I.P my thoughts go out to Red 4's family and friends and the rest of the team..

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Post by andrew b » Sat Aug 20, 2011 8:21 pm

Very sad news today about red 4 going down my thoughts go. To his family and friends and also to his team members,sad day for all .
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Re: Red Arrow down Bournemouth 2011

Post by Vandal » Sat Aug 20, 2011 8:27 pm

steve149c wrote:Along these lines, I would assume all T1's will be grounded pending investigation?

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Yes, as reported on Sky News at 9pm.

On the same report, a statement was read from Flight Lieutenant Jon Egging's wife who was at the show.

Words cannot describe how sad we all feel for her, for Jon's friends and for the rest of the Red Arrows Team. :'(

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Re: Red Arrow down Bournemouth 2011

Post by beefsteak » Sat Aug 20, 2011 8:28 pm

They were at Fowey (Cornwall) on Thursday evening, and did another great display.
Unfortunately I didn't have my camera with me !!

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Re: Red Arrow down Bournemouth 2011

Post by dpbennett » Sat Aug 20, 2011 8:33 pm

RIP RED 4 - Lets keep them flying, it's what he would have wanted.

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Re: Red Arrow down Bournemouth 2011

Post by halky68 » Sat Aug 20, 2011 8:40 pm

Sad day. Thoughts are with family, team and friends. Having lost colleagues from my squadron the pain is all too real. Rest in peace.

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Re: Red Arrow down Bournemouth 2011

Post by Box Brownie » Sat Aug 20, 2011 8:45 pm

A very tragic end to what I have always understood to be a zenith role in the RAF for the frontline pilots ~ RIP Flight Lieutenant Jon Egging of the Royal Air Force aerobatics team (The Red Arrows)

For the record (sorry if posted already) but the official website pays tribute to him here http://www.raf.mod.uk/reds/teamnews/ind ... 70AC0607A6" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; and I find it especially sad that his wife was present at the airshow and possibly bore witness to the 'event' :(

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Re: Red Arrow down Bournemouth 2011

Post by colevans » Sat Aug 20, 2011 8:47 pm

RIP Red 4. It was an honour to witness your final display. . .

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Post by welshmonitor » Sat Aug 20, 2011 8:49 pm

Was lucky enough to see the reds display at weymouth on wednesday of this week, it was as usual an excellent an flawless display, really shocked an saddend by the tragic news of todays accident :-( R.I.P. RED 4, Thoughts an condolences to the family an friends.
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Re: Red Arrow down Bournemouth 2011

Post by Gary » Sat Aug 20, 2011 9:02 pm

RIP Flight Lieutenant Jon Egging. Condolences to his family, friends and work colleagues


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Re: Red Arrow down Bournemouth 2011

Post by GARYKING » Sat Aug 20, 2011 9:06 pm

MRay wrote:
GARYKING wrote:Sad Day for all, my thoughs are with the family and collegues.

Don't shoot me for asking, but does anyone know the reg of the lost airframe?

The reason I ask is that I photographed the aircraft Flight Lieutenant Jon Egging Hawk was flying for the Southport airshow last month airside at Blackpool. It was XX260. On the 7th of August the same aircraft flown by Red 7 declaired a 'PAN' then 'MAYDAY' while displaying at the Blackpool airshow due to Fuel and Hydrolic issues.

Gary
That incident was due to a major birdstrike I understand and the airframe involved is still at Blackpool and is unlikely to ever fly again, according to reports elsewhere, it has no bearing on todays tragic loss.

RIP RED4
mmm, I wonder was it is then? I was up there most of the day yesterday looking at possible photo locations, didn't see it in any of the usual places or hangars.

EDIT: a friend just sent me this from last weekend. I'm sure its not at Hangar 3 now.
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Re: Red Arrow down Bournemouth 2011

Post by pako-2008 » Sat Aug 20, 2011 9:19 pm

Such a tragic loss of a truly great aviator. An act we sometimes take for granted, but all appreciate the skill and professionalism the guys/girls show. All parties associated with FL Jon Egging can be proud of what he represented and i'm sure they will be really touched by the amount of support/respect/heartfelt condolances people up and down the country and all over the world will be showing tonight and the coming days.

In the midst of the events today i think a little credit should be shown to the rest of the arrows pilots for getting down safely. With them witnessing what happened from the air, the sense of not knowing/shock must have played on their minds. So well done to the rest of the team and our thoughts remain with you and all the family + friends.

May we all raise a glass in your memory.
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Re: Red Arrow down Bournemouth 2011

Post by richardson2006 » Sat Aug 20, 2011 9:19 pm

RED4 - Your skill has thrilled hundreds of thousands but more importantly it has helped in protecting your fellow armed forces colleagues in Afghanistan. We are all very proud of the Red Arrows but what you were doing in Afghanistan makes you a HERO.

Condolences to your family, friends and colleagues - You will not be forgotten.

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Post by Galaxy100 » Sat Aug 20, 2011 9:20 pm

R.I.P Red 4 - Thoughts go out to your Family and Friends :'(
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Re: Red Arrow down Bournemouth 2011

Post by DaveBigMc » Sat Aug 20, 2011 9:27 pm

Our Thoughts are with RED 4'S family and Friend's.

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Re: Red Arrow down Bournemouth 2011

Post by hydealfred » Sat Aug 20, 2011 9:32 pm

So sad to hear this news today - such a tragic loss of a young talented life. Heart felt condolences to the pilots family and the Reds & the Blues.
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Re: Red Arrow down Bournemouth 2011

Post by snapshot11 » Sat Aug 20, 2011 9:44 pm

R.I.P Flt Lt Jon Egging a very sad day my thoughts to your family friends and the rest of the team at this very sad time.

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