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Are the Red Arrows Jinxed?
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The Red Arrows are an aerobatic display team and are kown as one of the best teams of its kind in the world. However the Red Arrows has had many problems over the years which makes people ask the question, are they jinxed?

Red Arrow at Waddington Air Show 2004
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Tom Otter

The red arrows has had a few crashes over the early years of their flying that most people have forgotten or never heard of.

The first crash was in 1987 where two of the planes had a wing tip collision which caused them to plunge to the ground in the village of Welton near Lincoln.

The next crash was only three months later in January 1988 when one of the planes failed to pull out of a roll and crashed killing the pilot. After this the Red Arrows were banned from any future displays.

The ban did not last long and in May 1988 the ban was lifted but there were still more problems to follow. In June 1988 one of the planes developed engine trouble on the runway causing the jet to catch fire and forcing the pilot to eject.

Due to the fact that all these events happend in such a short space of time has made some people suggest that the Red Arrows were jinxed. This view has been abandoned now because these crashes were so long ago and the planes are still flying now so it looks like the jinx has ended, well we hope ...

 

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