UK Red Arrow Jet Crashes at RAF Valley

Reuters
By Reuters
March 20, 2018World News
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UK Red Arrow Jet Crashes at RAF Valley
A Red arrow aeroplane crashed in Wales. File photo. (Cpl Steve Buckley /MoD Crown Copyright via Getty Images)

LONDON—A jet in Britain’s Red Arrows aerobatic team crashed at an airbase in Wales on Tuesday, the Royal Air Force said, but there was no immediate word on the fate of the pilot.

The incident occurred in the early afternoon at RAF Valley in Anglesey, north Wales.

“We are aware of an incident today at RAF Valley involving a Hawk aircraft. We are investigating ..,” the RAF said in a statement. Local police said they were at the scene.

Eyewitnesses saw two people ejected from the jet, the BBC reported.

The Red Arrows are famous for their aerial displays at military and royal occasions, and the RAF describes them on their website as “ambassadors for the United Kingdom at home and overseas.”

Reporting by Costas Pitas and Alistair Smout

The Epoch Times contributed to this report

 

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