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#4647112 - 05/25/24 04:06 PM Spitfire Crashes.  
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Just happened. frown No news yet about the pilot.

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#4647116 - 05/25/24 06:18 PM Re: Spitfire Crashes. [Re: RedToo]  
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Story updated, sadly the pilot was lost as well.


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#4647118 - 05/25/24 07:58 PM Re: Spitfire Crashes. [Re: RedToo]  
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What a tragic event and loss. RIP


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#4647120 - 05/25/24 10:19 PM Re: Spitfire Crashes. [Re: RedToo]  
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Bugger... frown

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#4647146 - 05/26/24 03:56 PM Re: Spitfire Crashes. [Re: RedToo]  
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Very sad, two significant losses.


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#4647196 - 05/28/24 10:11 AM Re: Spitfire Crashes. [Re: RedToo]  
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https://www.raf.mod.uk/news/articles/statement-by-group-captain-robbie-lees/

STATEMENT BY GROUP CAPTAIN ROBBIE LEES, COMMANDER DISPLAY AIR WING

It is with great sorrow that I must confirm the death of Squadron Leader Mark Long.

Mark was a Typhoon pilot here at RAF Coningsby and for the last four years, he has been a pilot with the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight. A great friend, colleague, and a passionate, professional aviator he will be sorely missed by all that knew him.

An investigation into the cause of this tragic event has now begun. The RAF will not be offering any comment on the accident until that investigation has concluded, and likewise, we ask others not to speculate.

I would like to extend a sincere thank you to the RAF personnel and our emergency services colleagues who responded so swiftly yesterday.

Our thoughts remain with Mark's family and friends to whom we offer our deepest sympathies. We ask that their privacy be respected at this tragic and shocking time.

Group Captain Robbie Lees,
Commander Display Air Wing


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