Red Arrows jet crashes during air show

LONDON - Britain’s military says it is investigating reports that a plane belonging to the Royal Air Force’s aerobatics display team has crashed in southern England.

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Published: Sat 20 Aug 2011, 7:42 PM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 8:29 PM

Sky News and the BBC said the Red Arrows jet came down near Bournemouth, where an air show is being held Saturday.

The Ministry of Defense said it was aware of an incident and was investigating. It gave no further details.

The Bournemouth Air Festival said events were continuing as scheduled.

The Red Arrows are famous for their airborne stunts, multicolored vapor trails, dramatic flypasts and trademark diamond formation.

Formed in 1965, the Arrows have flown more than 4,000 displays in 53 countries. Their red single-engine jet trainers are a familiar sight at air shows and military events.

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