Saturday, March 14, 2009

Red Arrows near disaster in end of the pier show...

An official report reveals that the RAF's Lincolnshire-based Red Arrows came just 900 feet from colliding with a BMI jet packed with holiday-makers.

The team of nine Hawk aircraft were forced to take evasive action after confusion among air-controllers led to them flying in the same air space as the passenger jet.

It happened while the Red Arrows were giving holiday-makers on the ground at Weston-Super-Mare a free show to cheer them up after the local pier had burned down last summer.

The end of the pier would have paled into insignificance considering what might have happened...

Then again, isn't flying at break-neck speeds just a few feet from another aircraft all in a days work for the top guns of our Royal Air Force...?

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