Anorak | RIP Jon Egging: Red Arrows Pilot Killed In Crash At Bournemouth Airshow (Photos)

RIP Jon Egging: Red Arrows Pilot Killed In Crash At Bournemouth Airshow (Photos)

by | 20th, August 2011

ANORAK was in Bournemouth today to see the Red Arrows. A plane crashed. Flight Lieutenant Jon Egging, 33, was killed when his Red Arrow crashed into the River Stour near the village of Throop.

This is terrible news. The show is brilliant. I joked that in Dorset people point at planes. But when you see the jets move so fast and so close it is hard not to be impressed.

The beaches were packed. The day before had seen a deluge. The parks had been flooded. The seas was too dangerous to swim in too polluted from the sewage pushed along by the rain. Last year’s air show had been cancelled the weather had been that bad. This year’s show looked grim. And then Red Arrows appeared…

Jon flew the Harrier GR9 before joining the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team.
Age 33

Education Jon attended Southam School in Warwickshire gaining A-Levels in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. He was a member of 2028 (Southam) Sqn Air Training Corps from age 13. During the sixth form he was awarded a Royal Air Force Flying Scholarship and had his first solo flight in a Cessna 152 flying from Wellesbourne Mountford Aerodrome. Following a gap year spent working in the UK and travelling around Australia, Jon went on to read a BSc

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