RAF BBMF Crash/Hard Landing

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RAF BBMF Crash/Hard Landing

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Reporting is rife on various Facebook groups that a Spitfire (likely BBMF) has crashed today at Coningsby.

I wanted to post this thread to get ahead of the curve. General reminder for usual decency and to avoid unhelpful “I reckon”/“I’ve heard”/“people are saying that” speculation. We’ll leave that to Facebook, and not bring it here.

By all means post updates, but please make sure they’re sourced, and that those sources are trusted sources.

https://www.facebook.com/share/nB7Dc1vZ ... tid=WC7FNe

Lincolnshire police have confirmed attendance.

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the HELIMED is returning to base and not en route to a hospital. So thats not a good sign

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Hope so, but we don’t need live 2+2=5 speculation. Stick to official sources and verified information please.

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A scum tabloid has already posted pictures

I really hope the pilot is ok and only going to hospital as a precaution to be checked.

Sadly it does look like MK356 from the BoB
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Desperately sad news.

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So it really turned out to be the worst option of all, that's horrible. My thoughts and prayers to the family of the pilot.

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That is the last thing any of us wanted to hear :(

Truly awful news.

Just proves as why people should not be speculative online saying the pilot is back on base and fine!
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Horrible horrible news . Rest in peace
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This is just horrible and tragic news, my sincere condolences go to The Pilots Family, Friends and all at the BBMF. My thoughts are with you all....

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Our thoughts are with his family and colleagues.

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Absolutely horrible news. Rest in Peace.
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Horribly sad news.
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This is such devastating news. Thoughts go out to the pilot's family and friends. As well as the RAF and wider aviation community who I am sure will be deeply saddened by this tragedy.

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Thoughts and prayers for all those affected by this.

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What terrible news.

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Very sad news. RIP

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The very worst news, absolutely tragic.

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This is a massive loss, RIP. Im moving to Coningsby at the end of the year and this loss has been massivley felt locally on the local FB pages. Floral tributes have alreaby been left by the main gate. Assume the BBMF will be grounded pending investigation?

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This is so very sad. We were out yesterday and only a few miles away when three fire engines went screaming past. On the way home there was a road closed off so we had to divert around Coningsby.
It was only when we got home and saw this on the news apps that we realised what was going on, assuming the fire engines were heading there too.
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Terribly sad news.

Sqn Ldr Long was also the Typhoon display pilot in 2016

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