SZ0890 : Bournemouth: Red Arrows display on a tragic day

taken 7 years ago, near to Westbourne, Bournemouth, Great Britain

Bournemouth: Red Arrows display on a tragic day
Bournemouth: Red Arrows display on a tragic day
Boats of onlookers form a rough square between Bournemouth and Boscombe piers as the Red Arrows perform one of their magnificent displays during the Bournemouth Air Show, a free four-day event which brings aircraft of all sorts as well as many associated stands and attractions on the ground.

The torrential rain and flash floods of Thursday, the opening day, were unfortunately not to be the worst story of this year's event. After completing this display, one of the Arrows, Red 4, crash landed less than a mile from Bournemouth Airport as it was preparing to land, and the pilot, Flight Lieutenant Jon Egging, was pronounced dead at the scene.

He can be proud of the part he played in these spectacles and condolences are extended to family and colleagues.

The BBC's news report on the incident is here: LinkExternal link

In the distance, we see the cliffs of Poole Bay coming to an end at the Sandbanks peninsula, with some of the most expensive houses in the country towards the bottom left of the picture. Behind them, the dark, low clump is Brownsea Island in Poole Harbour, with the western Purbeck Hills in the background.
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Saturday, 20 August, 2011   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 20 August, 2011
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WGS84: 50:42.7197N 1:52.4932W
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