An RAF engineer has died after a Red Arrows jet crashed at RAF Valley in Anglesey, Wales.
The Hawk aircraft crashed at the air base in North Wales and photos purporting to be of the scene showed a large cloud of smoke exploding from the ground, reaching dozens of metres high.
Others showed wreckage on the ground in the centre of an airfield.
Group captain Nick Tucker-Lowe said in a statement: “It’s with great sadness that the RAF can confirm the death of an engineer from the RAF aerobatics team The Red Arrows in a tragic accident today.
“The engineer’s family have been informed and have asked for a 24-hour period of grace before further details are released.
“The pilot of the aircraft survived the incident and is currently receiving medical care.”
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