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One killed after Red Arrows plane crashes at RAF base

Two people were on board the jet at the time.

Sean Cunningham death Source: PA Wire/PA Images

A BRITISH MILITARY jet used in the Red Arrows aerobatic display team has crashed at a base in Wales according to the Ministry of Defence.

It was understood two people were on board when it crashed at the Valley Royal Air Force base, with the RAF confirming one person has died.

“We are aware of an incident today at RAF Valley involving a Hawk aircraft,” a Ministry of Defence spokesman said.

We are investigating the incident and it would be inappropriate to comment further at this stage.

RAF Captain Nick Tucker-Lowe, described the crash as a “tragic accident” and said the families of both the engineer who had died and the pilot had been informed.

Police confirmed they attended the scene.

The Red Arrows, Hawk fast jets flown by experienced military pilots, are known around the world for their daring stunts.

They are based at RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire, eastern England.

© – AFP, 2018

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