Red Arrows Portrush display hit by technical faults
- 8 September 2012
Two members of the Red Arrows air display team have had to pull out of the Northern Ireland International Air Show at Portrush.
Seven of the Hawk-type jets were due to take part in what was to be the climax of the first day of the show on Saturday.
One aircraft developed a technical fault and was unable to take part.
As the remaining six pilots began their display, another aircraft suffered a bird strike and was forced to land.
Only two of the aircraft stayed to perform a curtailed aerial display.
The Red Arrows have suffered a number of incidents in recent years.
Last year two pilots died in separate incidents involving their Hawk jets.