Gnat crash at CarFest

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Gnat crash at CarFest

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Seeing reports (and pictures) on Twitter that one of the Gnats has crashed at CarFest.
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Just had a report that a Gnat has crashed at or near Oulton Park.
Anyone heard anything else?
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Just been told that an Air Ambulance has just arrived on site.
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From the pictures can you tell the severity of the accident and/or which jet was involved? Terrible news for the team whatever the outcome :sad:

Edit: I've heard a report that suggests that it was the Red Arrows scheme Gnat that crashed during a turn, can anyone confirm whether the pilot was seen to eject?
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Also seems one of the BHHH Spitfires as crashed hope all are ok.

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Not good news, hoping for some better news about the pilot. Security reporting that he managed to eject, but haven't seen any photos of a parachute yet. :sad:

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Just been a video on Sky News. Not looking like a good outcome.

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BigBlackCat wrote:Just been a video on Sky News. Not looking like a good outcome.

Beat me to it. Felt sick :sad:
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Video just shown on Sky News appears to show the aircraft flying at low level, and then invert and nosedive straight into the ground, no ejection initiated. :sad:

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Sky news quoting a witness:
It didn't look like he properly had time to eject and because of the angle of the plane turning in the actual loop, the cockpit head was more pointing towards the ground than upwards

Really hoping for better news regarding the pilot :sad:
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JBartlett wrote:Also seems one of the BHHH Spitfires as crashed hope all are ok.

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where is this supposed to have happened with the spitfire,as not heard anything?
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Let's just stop this thread right there.

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tankbuster81 wrote:
JBartlett wrote:Also seems one of the BHHH Spitfires as crashed hope all are ok.

James


where is this supposed to have happened with the spitfire,as not heard anything?


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Some butter on sky news saying it was one of the red arrows

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jules48 wrote:Some butter on sky news saying it was one of the red arrows


My twitter feed is full of it. One nutter has just claimed I'm more concerned about the type of plane rather than the crew, if he would care to read further back... :roll:

I'm hoping for a miraculous outcome, though that video has made me feel rather upset and sick. :sad:

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About 30 minutes ago saw the Red Arrows liveried gnat recovering to Hawarden. Hope the other pilot got out...

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Apparently the Air Ambulance has just left the scene, hopefully that's a good thing?... :sad:
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Can only see one unfortunate outcome of an ejection at that height and angle.

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seeing the video on Sky,would he have had enough time to elect?? Fingers crossed,that a miracle may have occurred,and he escaped with his life.
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tankbuster81 wrote:seeing the video on Sky,would he have had enough time to elect?? Fingers crossed,that a miracle may have occurred,and he escaped with his life.

Given the height and almost inverted dive that the aircraft was in a miracle would be needed I fear :sad: The video is sickening to watch :sad:
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andybsei wrote:About 30 minutes ago saw the Red Arrows liveried gnat recovering to Hawarden. Hope the other pilot got out...



So its not G-TIMM/XS111 really XP504 that's gone down as people been saying then but XR538 the Red & white one?

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This is terrible news. Is it the team that displayed at Culdrose on Thursday?
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Not a good day, :sad:

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DDM10 wrote:This is terrible news. Is it the team that displayed at Culdrose on Thursday?


Yes its the Gnat display team.

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Not a good day, :sad:

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