Red Arrows jet crashes near Bournemouth Airport

A Red Arrows jet has crashed near to Bournemouth Airport, after taking part in the annual Bournemouth Air Festival, according to reports.

The aircraft crashed in an open close to village of Throop, after the elite RAF aerobatics team had completed a display over the sea front as part of the show, which attracts visitors each year.

The other eight aircraft landed safely at Bournemouth Airport after their display.

The show had gone smoothly, as the RAF Hawk jets painted pictures of love hearts in the sky with trails of pink smoke, according to reports.

More than 220,000 festival goers and visitors had gathered onto the beach front to watch the flying display on Friday.


The Bournemouth Air Festival was due to finish on Sunday.

A Ministry of Defence spokesman revealeed: “We can confirm that we are aware of an incident involving one of the Red Arrows and we are investigating.”

A statement was released by Bournemouth Airport that read:

“A spokesperson for Bournemouth Airport has confirmed that an incident involving a Red Arrows aircraft took place approximately one mile away from the airport this afternoon.

“Emergency services are in attendance.

“The airport was closed for a short time but is now back to normal operations.

“Passengers due to fly out of the airport this afternoon and evening are asked to check in as normal.”

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