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Another Red Arrows mishap? (merged)

Old 8th Nov 2011, 13:16
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Another Red Arrows mishap? (merged)

BBC reporting something's occurred at Scampton. No more info yet.
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Old 8th Nov 2011, 13:18
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Red Arrows "incident" at Scampton

An investigation is said to be taking place. BBCi link

"The Ministry of Defence has confirmed there has been an incident involving a Red Arrows jet at RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire.

The details of what has happened are not yet known, but the MoD said it was investigating."
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Old 8th Nov 2011, 13:33
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from BBC:

Red Arrows 'incident' at RAF Scampton investigated The Ministry of Defence has confirmed there has been an incident involving a Red Arrows jet at RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire.

The details of what has happened are not yet known, but the MoD said it was investigating.

It comes a few months after Red Arrows pilot Jon Egging died when his plane crashed during a display near Bournemouth Airport.

The RAF aerobatic team are based at Scampton.
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Old 8th Nov 2011, 13:49
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BBC quote: serious incident on the ground, pilot to hospital
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Old 8th Nov 2011, 13:50
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BBC reporting that a Pilot has been taken to Hospital - no further details.

Civil Police in attendance.
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Old 8th Nov 2011, 14:01
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From Sky News
"Unconfirmed reports state there could have been a problem with an ejector seat."
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Old 8th Nov 2011, 14:04
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Gotta be something pyrotechnic ? MDC ?
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Old 8th Nov 2011, 14:20
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already being discussed

http://www.pprune.org/military-aircr...-scampton.html
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Old 8th Nov 2011, 14:36
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BBC now reporting the Pilot has been "Seriously Injured".
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3 threads on it now! Apologies from me for starting another one without checking.

I hope to god that it is not another fatality. Classic irresponsible reporting by 'This Is Lincolnshire' though.
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Old 8th Nov 2011, 14:53
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"This is Lincolnshire" has changed its reporting to "injured" now but still no other details.
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Old 8th Nov 2011, 15:33
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Not good. A couple of photos and a bit of information here.

Red Arrows pilot rushed to hospital with life-threatening injuries after 'ejector seat accident' | Mail Online

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Old 8th Nov 2011, 15:46
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Just shown on bbc news chanel, looks like jet parked with seat tube sticking up from cockpit.

couldn't see if canopy open or closed.

Let's hope this turns out well.

just re shown picture. front cockpit seat has fired. canopy closed, perspex looks shattered by MDC.
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Old 8th Nov 2011, 15:47
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Pictures on BBC news of front bang seat having been banged on the line. Canopy closed.
BBC News - Red Arrows pilot seriously injured at RAF Scampton
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Old 8th Nov 2011, 16:25
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Thoughts are with absolutely everyone at Scampton whatever the facts are.
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Dreadful year for the Reds, thoughts are with those at Scampton.
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Old 8th Nov 2011, 16:35
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Hmmmmm there seems to be something about Hawks and ejector seats lately.
Hope the pilot's not too badly hurt.

Incidentally why are the civil police involved? They seem to want to poke their snouts into everything nowadays.
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Civil Police in attendance.
Is that normal at such an early stage of the incident? Or just journos mis-identifying a modplod car?

"This is Lincolnshire" now saying the parachute failed to deploy.
Pilot seriously injured in Red Arrows incident at RAF Scampton | This is Lincolnshire
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Old 8th Nov 2011, 16:38
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For goodness sake - please stick to confirmed facts. This is bad enough for all invovled without speculation.
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Old 8th Nov 2011, 16:57
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Looking at the BBC pictures it look like the canopy is closed and the rocket tube is poking through.

Hope the Pilot is ok.
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