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INCIDENT AT VALLEY

Old 20th Mar 2018, 13:52
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Local news reporting a possible ejection at Valley, hope all ok.
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Old 20th Mar 2018, 13:54
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..hope all ok.
Clearly not if there's been an ejection.
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Old 20th Mar 2018, 14:20
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Confirmation of an incident here ...

https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/nor...plane-14435702
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Old 20th Mar 2018, 14:29
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Thank God for Martin Baker... hat, coat...

Seriously though... fingers crossed for a happy outcome for all concerned.
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Old 20th Mar 2018, 14:29
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Could we maybe give the Kinforming process a chance before identifying people involved?
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Old 20th Mar 2018, 14:47
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Here's hoping that the injuries are not too serious and that MB has done it again.......

Agreed about the kinforming
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Old 20th Mar 2018, 14:48
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Originally Posted by airpolice View Post
Could we maybe give the Kinforming process a chance before identifying people involved?
Could we maybe not presume that people will identify those involved?
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Old 20th Mar 2018, 14:53
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Originally Posted by BruisedCrab View Post
Could we maybe not presume that people will identify those involved?
They had done. The title was changed.
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Originally Posted by BruisedCrab View Post
Could we maybe not presume that people will identify those involved?
Sadly past history shows otherwise....... A mix of people needing to show they know more than others or well meaning but naive individuals have in the past posted up things they really shouldn't have
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Old 20th Mar 2018, 14:55
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Red Arrow Down

Hope the crew made it out.
Red Arrow aircraft crashes at RAF Valley on Anglesey



An aircraft used by the Red Arrows display team has crashed at RAF Valley on Anglesey.

The Ministry of Defence confirmed it was a Hawk aircraft and an emergency ambulance crew was sent to the scene at about 13:30 GMT on Tuesday.

It is understood two people were on board when the aircraft crashed.

RAF Valley is a base used to train UK fighter pilots and aircrew for mountain and maritime operations.

In total, about 1,500 service personnel, civil servants and contractors work at RAF Valley.

Red Arrow aircraft crashes at RAF Valley on Anglesey - BBC News


An RAF spokesman said: "We are aware of an incident today at RAF Valley involving a Hawk aircraft. We are investigating the incident and it would be inappropriate to comment further at this stage."
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Old 20th Mar 2018, 14:56
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I understand the need not to mention the one involved, but as it is splashed all over the news, perhaps one family being worried instead of nine families in some ways is a better thing in a strange sort of way, not that I condone that at all. There are a lot of sites stating which one they believe it was, I am not going to repeat that, because no matter what aircraft number, one can never be 100% sure who was in it and as said the families come first... some are saying two on board.

Red Arrow aircraft crashes at RAF Valley on Anglesey - BBC News
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Old 20th Mar 2018, 15:00
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Yes, we know, we know...

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Old 20th Mar 2018, 15:05
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Wish I hadn't started the thread. When you read the various reports something doesn't add up.
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KPax, you have the power to delete the threat; then start again seeking accuracy and common sense.
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Old 20th Mar 2018, 15:21
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If it was an arrow them that's one of nine crew - well two in this case meaning that kinforming should be pretty straightforward. After their last two losses the RAFAT management should have decent protocols to follow and to get them done pdq.

News abhors a vacuum and journos will spin wild rumours into a story just to be first. You see it on a weekly basis.

The only way to play is to wait for the official words, yes by all means post that somethings happened but don't be the lead source. Same with the endless and unnecessary speculation as to the cause....

If the crew got out ok ( fingers crossed ) and no other fatal or serious injuries then let's take it as a win, retire to the bar and have a thankful drink. If the news is otherwise then we toast the fallen and support the families and friends.

Leave the rest for another day eh....?
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Old 20th Mar 2018, 15:33
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The RAF feed up there is asking people to email a btconnect account??
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Old 20th Mar 2018, 15:55
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Originally Posted by Bill Macgillivray View Post
Post 15 - Royal Air Force request - has a date/time group of 20 Mar 2018, 8:03 am. Something appears wrong here as incident was at about 1330 today! Am I missing something?

That apart hope everyone is OK !!
Not sure where that image came from, but the same message is on the RAF website:

http://www.raf.mod.uk/news/incident-...hawk-aircraft/
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Old 20th Mar 2018, 16:05
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Originally Posted by ratedr95 View Post
The tweet will be local time for the user who posted it. Was posted at 1503Z meaning the user is likely towards West cost USA
Actually, 11:03 AM is 1503Z on the East Coast of the U.S.

Those local time stamps are an eternal source of confusion in emails, media releases and tweets.
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Old 20th Mar 2018, 16:05
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If one actually visits the RAF twitter account, it will be found there. I found it there.
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