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Re: Red Arrow down...
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2011, 05:11:00 PM »

Oh dear, doesn't look to hopeful for the pilot from the footage below. Can only hope he managed to eject but no sign of it in the clip.  {:-{  I've seen the Red Arrows loads of times and this is a real shame, Dave.  :((

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-14603644
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Re: Red Arrow down...
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2011, 05:14:10 PM »

there is an unconfirmed report of people going into the river to pull the pilot out so maybe a very late low level ejection , got to wonder if the engine flamed out just as the pilot started the turn to the right loosing all power without anything like enough height to restart the engine which could explain what happened , also there's houses and a park very close to where the plane came down and the pilot may have done their best to avoid ground casualties
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Re: Red Arrow down...
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2011, 05:30:48 PM »

There's bit more info on Sky News including a report with a family that saw it crash and tried to help. Trouble with low level flying, there's no room to recover if something goes wrong, Dave.  :((

http://news.sky.com/home/uk-news/article/16053735
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Re: Red Arrow down...
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2011, 07:21:27 PM »

Just caught the end of the SKY news update , the pilot didn't make it , killed in the crash , RIP
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Re: Red Arrow down...
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2011, 07:25:47 PM »

It's just been updated on ITV4+1...

The pilot apparently ejected, but he was too low....hit the ground just after the 'chute opened.


Rest in peace, sir...
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Re: Red Arrow down...
« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2011, 07:36:39 PM »

 A Sad Day, A Sad loss, thoughts at this time are with the family and the Team.
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Re: Red Arrow down...
« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2011, 07:47:12 PM »

Very sad news, the pilot has been named as 33-year-old Jon Egging, who joined the team this year as Red Four. My thoughts are with his family, friends and colleagues. I hope they find out what went wrong and this won't be used as another excuse for winding the team up. Dave.  :((

http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/9207595.UPDATED__Red_Arrow_crashes_at_Bournemouth_Airport/

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Re: Red Arrow down...
« Reply #8 on: August 20, 2011, 08:43:31 PM »

Very sad news. Ive been following this story all day on news 24. I thought it was a bit strange them not saying the pilot was OK which in my book only meant one thing.

We'll see what develops over the next few days and if a cause can be found.

Regards and condolences to his wife and family.

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Re: Red Arrow down...
« Reply #9 on: August 21, 2011, 07:25:00 AM »

Oh how sad. My thoughts are with the pilots family.This type of thing sadly happens at times RIP John.
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« Reply #10 on: August 21, 2011, 08:16:04 AM »

As like everybody else,our thoughts go out to the family,snch a sad loss. r.i.p Baloo family & friends
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Re: Red Arrow down...
« Reply #11 on: August 22, 2011, 12:31:09 PM »

It's beginning to look like a bird strike causing an engine to flame out could have been the cause of the crash...


http://uk.ibtimes.com/articles/201602/20110822/raf-air-show-air-show-crash-red-arrows-red-arrows-crash-bournemouth-jon-egging-royal-regatta.htm
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Re: Red Arrow down...
« Reply #12 on: November 08, 2011, 06:19:58 PM »


 :((   Red Arrows pilot killed in incident at RAF Scampton

  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-15640104

 
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Re: Red Arrow down...
« Reply #13 on: November 08, 2011, 06:39:43 PM »

Terrible news, especially so close to the last one.... {:-{
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Re: Red Arrow down...
« Reply #14 on: November 08, 2011, 06:47:16 PM »

whenever or wherever you see them they are still the best .what great ambassadors they are for this country.my greatest thrill was being at the top of the CN Tower,in Toronto,Canada,and watching them performing BELOW us.I hope they are allowed to carry on. Sympathies to the Family of the Pilot
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« Reply #15 on: November 08, 2011, 06:59:59 PM »

Apparently his ejector seat operated while he was still on the ground.

Sympathies go out to his family

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« Reply #16 on: November 08, 2011, 07:08:51 PM »

Oh no, I just can't believe tragedy has struck the Reds again. My deepest sympathies go out to the team and friends and family of the pilot. I've followed them for as long as I can remember. They're the best in the world, I just hope in this time of budget cuts the tragic accidents this year won't be used against them. Dave.  <:(
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« Reply #17 on: November 08, 2011, 07:38:34 PM »

I'll second Daves comments,
deepest sympathy for the pilots friends and family.
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Re: Red Arrow down...
« Reply #18 on: November 08, 2011, 09:23:26 PM »

In July last year they found a fault in the ejector seat and I believe the whole fleet was grounded until it was fixed.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-north-west-wales-10782263
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Re: Red Arrow down...
« Reply #19 on: November 09, 2011, 10:24:11 AM »

Why should budget cuts be used to ground the Arrows? The Mk.10 is used in all the Hawk trainer aircraft, seems like an excuse to stop training pilots to fly jets? I wonder what the fault on the seats was earlier in the year? Zero-Zero ejection seats (ability to fire whilst on the runway and the pilot survive) have been around for decades, but it does rely on the canopy not being there. It's bad enough losing ones life in an aircraft accident let alone from a piece of safety equipment.

   Condolences to the family and the rest of the worlds formost display team.

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Re: Red Arrow down...
« Reply #20 on: November 09, 2011, 07:24:39 PM »

Zero-Zero ejection seats (ability to fire whilst on the runway and the pilot survive) have been around for decades, but it does rely on the canopy not being there.

If the canopy isn't there then there's no reason to use the seat.  The canopy must be closed and locked before you can initiate ejection.  Depending on the aircraft, the canopy is jettisoned as the first step in the sequence - if it fails to jettison or no canopy jettison system is fitted, then as the seat starts to move it detonates the MDC which removes the transparency to allow the seat to go through it.


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Re: Red Arrow down...
« Reply #21 on: November 09, 2011, 07:41:00 PM »

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If the canopy isn't there then there's no reason to use the seat.

  There is if the aircraft is taking off or landing (But not in this case, it looks that the A/C was parked), it relies, as you stated, on the canopy or transparency being disposed of by the pyro charges. From the Footage shown, it looks like the canopy frame was still there. We'll have to wait and see what the enquiry reveals.

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« Reply #22 on: November 09, 2011, 08:44:29 PM »

Ian,

The Hawk canopy has a side-hinge so opens 'up and to the right' which is why the frame is still there - all RAF aircraft with zero-zero seats, (apart from Tornado, and IIRC Typhoon), use MDC to allow the seat to go through the canopy.
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« Reply #23 on: November 22, 2011, 03:01:58 PM »

 Inquiry states that the seat went off after completing ground checks with the pilot strapped in. Seems the parachute deployment system failed ultimately.

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« Reply #24 on: March 16, 2013, 04:45:03 PM »

Seems that the seat parachute didn't deploy. Case has now been handed to the CPS by the Police.
 
  http://news.uk.msn.com/uk/cps-handed-file-on-red-arrows-death
 
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