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Gp Capt Simon Blake: 'Great regret' over Red Arrows death

An RAF Red Arrows pilot died when his plane crashed following a display at the Bournemouth Air Festival in Dorset.

Flt Lt Jon Egging, 33, from Rutland, was killed when his Hawk T1 aircraft - Red 4 - crashed about 1km south east of Bournemouth Airport at 13:50 BST.

Gp Capt Simon Blake from the RAF Central Flying School said an inquiry was under way to establish the cause of the crash.

He added the Red Arrows would not be performing in public in the short-term.

  • 20 Aug 2011
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