Red Arrows' plane crashes at RAF base

Angelo Anderson
March 20, 2018

Some reports suggest there were two people on board the jet.

The Red Arrows are now training for the upcoming display season at the RAF base in North Wales where Prince William served as a helicopter pilot in the RAF Search and Rescue Team.

The team has had few fatal accidents, but two Red Arrows pilots died in 2011 - one when his jet crashed after taking part in an air show in southern England and the other when he was ejected from his aircraft while it was on the ground.

The RAF have tweeted to say that they are aware of the incident and are investigating.

Based at RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire, all Red Arrows pilots have flown operationally in frontline aircraft before joining the display team.

An MoD spokesman said: "We are aware of an incident today at RAF Valley involving a Hawk aircraft".

North Wales Chronicle
Red Arrows jet crashes at RAF Valley airbase in north Wales

North Wales Fire and Rescue Service confirmed they were called to an incident involving an aircraft at 1.56pm.

The Welsh Ambulance Services were called shortly before 1.30 p.m., a spokeswoman told Business Insider in a statement.

A spokesman for the Ministry of Defence that they were investigating the incident.

Caterer Anne Wilson, who works at The Anglesey Golf Club, situated at the end of the runway at RAF Valley, witnessed the aftermath of the crash.

"We sent an emergency ambulance and a Wales Air Ambulance to the scene".


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