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‘Red Arrows’ Hawk jet crash-lands into a car park!

September 11, 2008

Note: this is the 2008 crash. For details of the august 2011 crash see here

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This is something you don’t see every day. The insurance claims by the motorists should make interesting reading.

Crashed jet

Crashed jet

“The £5million aircraft was due to become part of the Red Arrows fleet and was being delivered to RAF Cranwell in Lincolnshire to be sprayed in the display team’s signature red livery when it crashed on landing and skidded off the runway.

The Hawk hurtled across the airfield, smashing into a crew building and three cars before coming to a rest next to the air traffic control tower, destroying some of the building’s windows in the process.”

Read the full story and view more photos: here

I did read somewhere else that the pilot actually forgot to lower his landing gear!

N.B. Crash over Crete news flash is here and some video footage of the impact is here

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One Comment leave one →
  1. proofofjane permalink
    September 13, 2008 3:28 pm

    hello. Was just browsing through your blog and saw that. Definitely weird news. I’m hoping no one was hurt!

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