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Red Arrows collision (Merged)

Old 23rd Mar 2010, 14:07
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Red Arrows collision (Merged)

Sky reporting two red arrows collided nr crete.

Update. Now reporting pilot in hospital after ejecting.
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Old 23rd Mar 2010, 14:17
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Red Arrows collision

BBC 24 reporting collision over Cyprus - one 'pilot' in hospital after baling out, other a/c involved landed safely. Here's hoping no second crewman in lost a/c, or if there was there's another survivor.
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Old 23rd Mar 2010, 14:19
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They don't carry passangers when flying formation (which the news reports say they were), only on transit flights.
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Old 23rd Mar 2010, 14:22
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Oops!


It seems that 2 mods were merging the last 2 threads on this topic at EXACTLY the same time and have totally confused the wiggly amps, so that the redirects are going into what seems to be a closed loop and neither of the old threads is now available.


So, feel free to post what you did before in here.

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Old 23rd Mar 2010, 14:23
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BBC News - Red Arrows pilot in hospital after mid-air crash
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Old 23rd Mar 2010, 14:25
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Some information at:

BBC News - Red Arrows pilot in hospital after mid-air crash
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Old 23rd Mar 2010, 14:26
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More trouble than they're worth these Mods ;-)

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Old 23rd Mar 2010, 14:30
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The state of the two aircraft is not yet known. Times
Well one is certainly a cat 5
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Old 23rd Mar 2010, 14:33
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How long do we have to endure the automatic ban on the word 'I have a low IQ and haven't figured this out yet' ?

DefenceNet just posted that the number of aircraft that were involved in the accident were 2. Initially it posted the number of aircraft involved was 3. According to this site there was only one ejection. The other pilot managed to land his aircraft. The Red Arrows team has been at the Kastelli Air Base since yesterday and was scheduled to be there until 31/03.

Reportedly the pilot who ejected has been seriously injured. No fatalities have been reported.

Edit: According to another report the injuries of the pilot who ejected are not threatening.

The pilot ejected at low altitude while over the runway. There were no injuries on the ground as a result of the crash.
DefenceNet - ??????? ????????? ??? Hawk ??? Red Arrows ??? ??????? ??? ??????! (A???????)

http://greece-salonika.b l o g s p o t.com/2010/03/red-arrows.html
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Old 23rd Mar 2010, 14:36
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Worrying thing is that they Op from Cyprus at this time of year. Lets hope it isn't one the two new members of the team. My thoughts are with the team.
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Old 23rd Mar 2010, 14:37
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It seems that 2 mods were merging the last 2 threads on this topic at EXACTLY the same time and have totally confused the wiggly amps
- just cannot get the staff, can you?

EDIT: To remove confusion over pic of 'crashed Hawk'

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Old 23rd Mar 2010, 14:41
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Photo of the jet which made it down safely......

Red Arrows Collide Over Crete: One Pilot Ejects Before Plane Crashes, Second Craft Makes Landing | World News | Sky News
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Old 23rd Mar 2010, 14:43
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image from the sky webpage...

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Old 23rd Mar 2010, 14:43
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doesn't really look like Crete in that pic of 252 though..

The one on the Greek website I mean.
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The blurb on sky says that the picture was taken at Iraklion,and that is right next to the sea.
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Old 23rd Mar 2010, 14:58
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At least is didn't happen during the airshow season. Many more could be affected. This is exactly why they go through such demaning training.

Let's hope there isn't a big backlash with this one. Best wishes to the team.
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Old 23rd Mar 2010, 15:04
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just heard one is in hospital after ejecting. his status is not known yet to the media and the other managed to land safely.

hopefuly nothing serious and they will be up and running again in no time.
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They don't carry passangers when flying formation
They don't take pax as such in formation, but in their PDA workup they have on occasions taken senior supervisors (and VERY senior supervisors) in the back......
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as far as I have it



1 of the 2 aircraft and the rest of the Team landed safely while the other has crashed into the sea - pilot ejected safely and is now in hospital with a dislocated shoulder.
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Old 23rd Mar 2010, 15:11
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BOAC:Having zoomed the pic of the jet, it looks remarkably as if 252 is having a really bad time, no matter what colour it is painted. You can almost hear it saying "oh no, here we go again...."
Whats the deal with 252 and your comment?
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