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Red Arrows jet crashes at RAF base in Holyhead with two onboard

Red Arrows jet crashes at RAF base in Holyhead with two onboard

The match has been postponed due to a Red Arrows Hawk jet crashing at RAF Valley in Wales on Tuesday.

RAF Valley is used as a training base for Hawk aircraft, which is the jet used by the Red Arrows team.

In 2011 two Red Arrows pilots died - one when their jet crashed after taking part in an air show and another when the pilot was ejected from his aircraft while it was on the ground. An air ambulance was en route to the scene at around 13.30.

A Red Arrows jet has crashed after an incident at RAF Valley in north Wales, the Ministry of Defence has said.

Until that time it would be inappropriate to add anything further.

Red Arrow jets are famous for their aerobatic displays and stunts.

The 52-year-old said: "I did not see the crash but I heard a very loud noise".

The Ministry of Defence has tweeted that the engineer's family have been informed.

In total, about 1,500 service personnel, civil servants and contractors work at RAF Valley.

North Wales Police say the were alerted to the incident at 1.50pm - they and other local emergency services responded to calls for assistance from the RAF Valley base.

"It is with great sadness that the MoD must confirm the death of an engineer from the RAF Aerobatics Team (the Red Arrows) in a tragic accident today", an RAF spokesperson told The Telegraph.

'The pilot of the aircraft survived the incident and is now receiving medical care'.

"I did go and have a look and there was a big fireball and lots of dark smoke. quite a few of the members actually saw it".



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