BREAKING A Red Arrows hawk has crashed at RAF Valley airbase, pilot ejected

@steve__francis

A Red Arrows plane has crashed with the pilot ejecting.

A spokesman for the Welsh Ambulance Service said: “We were called shortly before 1.30pm this afternoon (Tuesday 20 March 2018) to reports an aircraft had crashed at RAF Valley in Holyhead”.

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  • UPDATE 1700 UTC An engineer has died after a Red Arrows jet crashed at RAF Valley.
  • UPDATE 14:36 UTC  The MOD is confirming “incident today at RAF Valley involving a Hawk aircraft”.
  • UPDATE 14:16 UTC According to reports, the Hawk crashed is Red3.

There is an emergency ambulance and a Wales Air Ambulance at the scene.

RAF Valley is a base used to train UK fighter pilots and aircrew for mountain and maritime operations.

In total, about 1,500 service personnel, civil servants and contractors work at the site.

The Red Arrows fly BAE Hawk trainer aircraft, a two-seater plane with rocket-assisted ejection seats.

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