Reds Incident 8 Nov 11 [amended title]

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Reds Incident 8 Nov 11 [amended title]

Postby Mayfly » Tue Nov 08, 2011 2:25 pm

MOD have confirmed there has been an incident concerning another Red but as yet no more details have been released


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


Rumours have it's another ejection but not confirmed. Let hope it's not serious.
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Re: Another Reds Incident

Postby Gaz » Tue Nov 08, 2011 2:30 pm

Hope everything's ok!



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Re: Another Reds Incident

Postby Mayfly » Tue Nov 08, 2011 2:53 pm

I heard rumours it was an ejection - however the only confirmation so far is it was an incident on the ground and the pilot has been taken to Lincoln Hospital.
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Re: Another Reds Incident

Postby 10680 » Tue Nov 08, 2011 3:44 pm

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/mod--red-arrows-incident.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Sadly Yahoo reporting pilot killed. Chute failed to deploy.
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Re: Another Reds Incident

Postby Mayfly » Tue Nov 08, 2011 4:18 pm

There were reports of a fatality - however some of these reports have reverted to ' seriously injured' so fingers crossed things are not as bad as they could be.....

Various names and call signs have been mentioned on other fora - under the confusing circumstances please refrain from quoting them until the MOD have confirmed who or which a/c were involved.
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Re: Another Reds Incident

Postby 10680 » Tue Nov 08, 2011 4:18 pm

Mayfly wrote:There were reports of a fatality - however some of these reports have reverted to ' seriously injured' so fingers crossed things are not as bad as they could be.....

Various names and call signs have been mentioned on other fora - under the confusing circumstances please refrain from quoting them until the MOD have confirmed who or which a/c were involved.


Just going to post that. Fingers crossed.
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Re: Another Reds Incident

Postby Nickolas » Tue Nov 08, 2011 4:21 pm

Oh good grief no..............
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Re: Another Reds Incident

Postby Xplumberlives » Tue Nov 08, 2011 5:25 pm

Oh no! :(
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Re: Another Reds Incident

Postby Lucas1860 » Tue Nov 08, 2011 6:26 pm

It has been confirmed as fatal. RIP. Another brave soul gone.
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Re: Another Reds Incident

Postby Xplumberlives » Tue Nov 08, 2011 6:27 pm

RIP

Another TRUE professional gone! :(
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Re: Another Reds Incident

Postby Olicat » Tue Nov 08, 2011 6:34 pm

RIP :(
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Re: Another Reds Incident

Postby Nickolas » Tue Nov 08, 2011 6:35 pm

Poor poor Reds, as though they have not been through enough this year already...............

So so sad.
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Re: Another Reds Incident

Postby Cluny » Tue Nov 08, 2011 6:39 pm

Heard about it at work , thought it was a wind up at first :(
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Re: Another Reds Incident

Postby Minty4371 » Tue Nov 08, 2011 6:41 pm

R.I.P to the pilot :( :( :(.
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Re: Another Reds Incident

Postby SnailRFC » Tue Nov 08, 2011 6:45 pm

This is just awful. So, so sad. :( RIP. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-15640104
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Re: Another Reds Incident

Postby Hihonyr8811 » Tue Nov 08, 2011 7:00 pm

I can't believe it :( I've lived in the same house my whole life, we're just on the edge of their air space so they have been a massive part of my life.
I can't tell you how sad I am right now :(
But it's nothing compared to how their family and the team must be feeling, my thoughts go out to them.
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Re: Another Reds Incident

Postby Mayfly » Tue Nov 08, 2011 7:05 pm

What a dreadful year, Not a lot one can say :( I understand the family have asked for time before the name is released.


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Re: Another Reds Incident

Postby Dougs » Tue Nov 08, 2011 7:14 pm

:( very very sad news
Mayfly/XPl are the hawk bang seats not workable from the ground?
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Re: Another Reds Incident

Postby Jigsaw » Tue Nov 08, 2011 7:54 pm

This is terrible. What a horrible year. I feel so sad for all concerned :(
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Re: Another Reds Incident

Postby Nickolas » Tue Nov 08, 2011 7:57 pm

Some one from 'Dot spotters' on facebook is alleging who the pilot was. He got very short shrift from me TRUST ME.............. X( X( X( X( X( X( X( X( X( X( X(
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Re: Another Reds Incident

Postby Hihonyr8811 » Tue Nov 08, 2011 8:00 pm

Yes same for someone on Fighter control :(

If the family want the name with held for a while that is their prerogative and we should all respect that!!
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Re: Another Reds Incident

Postby Bovril » Tue Nov 08, 2011 8:11 pm

Dougs wrote: :( very very sad news
Mayfly/XPl are the hawk bang seats not workable from the ground?



a very sad day, saw them flying on friday evening :(

i think the hawk is a mk 10 seat and rated as zero/zero in level attitude. so should be ok on the ground i think.

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Re: Another Reds Incident

Postby MOD » Tue Nov 08, 2011 8:38 pm

I wonder if this is significant?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-nort ... s-10782263

My thoughts are with the Reds' friends and families, especially those of the pilot involved in the fatal accident today..


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Re: Another Reds Incident

Postby Dan4th » Tue Nov 08, 2011 9:07 pm

As an American, I don't feel especially comfortable
saying much about this tragedy, but I can say that
both the Blue Angels and Thunderbirds have also
had their own dark days and periods of time when
nothing seemed to be going right.

But they went on, as will the Arrows, as those who
have died would not only have wanted but also
would have expected.

Not a Brit, but Hurting;

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Re: Another Reds Incident

Postby Xplumberlives » Tue Nov 08, 2011 9:10 pm

Bovril wrote:
Dougs wrote: :( very very sad news
Mayfly/XPl are the hawk bang seats not workable from the ground?



a very sad day, saw them flying on friday evening :(

i think the hawk is a mk 10 seat and rated as zero/zero in level attitude. so should be ok on the ground i think.

again best wishes to the family and the REDS




The Hawk seat will indeed work as a ZERO/ZERO seat!

At the moment I feel it would be innapropriate to enter in to any conjecture over the cause of this sad incident!
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