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Another Red Arrows mishap? (merged)

Old 8th Nov 2011, 19:22
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My heartfelt sympathy and, if it is a shred of comfort, the family will know that he died doing what he loved. My Dad died in an RAF flying accident and I always think that was the way he would have wanted to go.
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Old 8th Nov 2011, 19:24
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Lost for words

Rest In Peace.
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Old 8th Nov 2011, 19:27
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Unbelieveable! God's support to family and friends
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Old 8th Nov 2011, 19:31
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Tragic

My thoughts, condolences, love and prayers are with the family tonight.

God's speed
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Old 8th Nov 2011, 19:34
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Utterly dreadful news, my sincere condolences to his family and friends.
RIP
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Old 8th Nov 2011, 19:34
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These are dark days. Sincere condolences from a Gnat/Hawk old boy.

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Old 8th Nov 2011, 19:36
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:-(

My thoughts are with their family and friends. RIP...
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Old 8th Nov 2011, 19:56
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Such another sad day, my sister in Bournemouth has sadly had to put the red ribons and flowers on her garden fence again, all too soon, i am raising a glass with tears in my eyes for the second time in three months, you never knew me or the millions of others you brought so much pleasure to, may you rest in peace, my thoughts are with your kin and fellow airmen.
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Old 8th Nov 2011, 19:58
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RIP Sir, sincere condolences to family and all the RAFAT
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Old 8th Nov 2011, 19:58
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How terribly terribly sad. Sincere condolences to all involved. RIP Mate.

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Old 8th Nov 2011, 20:01
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Awful news! Condolences to family, friends and the whole RAFAT team. May they fly again!
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Old 8th Nov 2011, 20:02
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Sad & shocking news. Condolences to all, family & the Team. RIP, sir.
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Old 8th Nov 2011, 20:28
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This is dreadful news and from the picture I just can't fathom how it happened. The canopy is shut, the aircraft is parked up and it looks like the aircraft was not on fire (not that anyone would punch out for a fire anyway).

I just wish that they would release the name so I could stop worrying about the couple of mates I know on the Team; or start offering help and support to their other halves.

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Old 8th Nov 2011, 20:30
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Cpl Clott, consider then, the possibilty that the aircrat has been towed back to the line from the point where the seat went off.
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Old 8th Nov 2011, 20:42
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That would be a dreadful scenario if a mate banged out, didn't make it and then the aircraft landed unscathed or rolled to halt without damage...



Still doesn't make sense to me.

Anyway, RIP and I'll raise a beer in your honour - ECLAT

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Old 8th Nov 2011, 20:43
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Before we set upon Cpl Clott, I for one would consider it unlikely that the a/c would be moved from the site of the incident unless it posed a risk to flight safety. If it was to be moved, I would have thought it would have been out of sight of media cameras.

Rest in Peace Sir, and my condolences to your family, friends and your colleagues both at Scampton and the wider RAF family.
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Old 8th Nov 2011, 20:55
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LBF - my thoughts too - and note the clowns hats and red tape securing the area around the aircraft, suggesting the incident took place at the stand, either before or after a sortie (difficult to tell - look at flap positions).

Very odd and horrible tragedy, whatever the cause.
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Old 8th Nov 2011, 21:05
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My thoughts are with his family and the team. A terrible year for the Reds. Let's hope they get to the bottom this very quickly.
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Old 8th Nov 2011, 21:17
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I just wish that they would release the name so I could stop worrying about the couple of mates I know on the Team; or start offering help and support to their other halves.

CPL Clott
Already named in the Daily Mail, I'm not going to post the name on here for obvious reasons

Condolences to his family and the Reds

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Old 8th Nov 2011, 21:26
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RIP. My condolences to family, friends and all at RAF Scampton.
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