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Red Arrow crash – sad loss of Red 4

Flight Lieutenant Jon EggingBy now you will have heard the sad news of the death of Flight Lieutenant Jon Egging, Red 4. Jon died when his T1 Hawk crashed near Bournemouth.

Sir Rob Wright, Controller of the RAF Benevolent Fund paid this tribute:

"This tragic accident is a great loss to the entire Red Arrows team, the Royal Air Force, and above all Flight Lieutenant Egging's family.

"He was among the most skilled of our profession, and appearing at air shows around the world he reflected the very highest standards of the Royal Air Force. Our sympathies go out to his family and colleagues at this difficult time."

There is an online memorial page to Flight Lieutenant Jon Egging where you can leave your own tribute.

Dr. Emma Egging, Jon's widow made a moving tribute which you can see on the BBC website.

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