Royal Air Force Flt Lt Jon Egging, “Red 4”, was killed when his Hawk crashed after the team had completed its second of a planned three displays at the Bournemouth Air Festival. The aircraft came down around 1.5km (0.8nm) away from
The Ministry of Defence said all remaining Hawk T1s are to undergo checks as a safety precaution, and dismissed initial speculation from some media outlets about the possible causes behind the accident.
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The Red Arrows completed their second display at the Bournemouth Air Festival before the accident happened
In addition to temporarily halting operations involving the Red Arrows team, which is ordinarily based at RAF Scampton in
The oldest of the RAF’s roughly 70 current Hawk T1-standard trainers entered service in 1976, as listed in Flightglobal’s MiliCAS database.