Fatal Red Arrow Crash in Bournemouth

Bournemouth Air Festival -- The cause of the crash is unknown though sketchy details have emerged. Flt Lt Egging had been assigned plane number XX308 – which was 26 years old – and two people with Air Festival links told the Echo he managed to make a mayday call. Amateur video shows his plane quickly losing height after a low level turn with its display smoke still on. That would suggest the engine was still working, although some witnesses said the plane appeared to be gliding silently when it crashed. One source said they understood an engine overheating light had come on. However one pilot said: “The video footage is really inconclusive.”

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