LONDON—A jet in Britain’s Red Arrows aerobatic team crashed at an airbase in Wales on Tuesday, the Royal Air Force said, but there was no immediate word on the fate of the pilot.
The incident occurred in the early afternoon at RAF Valley in Anglesey, north Wales.
“We are aware of an incident today at RAF Valley involving a Hawk aircraft. We are investigating ..,” the RAF said in a statement. Local police said they were at the scene.
Eyewitnesses saw two people ejected from the jet, the BBC reported.
Image shows the Aftermath of Red Arrow crash at RAF Valley in Holyhead. pic.twitter.com/vre9sjk20y
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The Red Arrows are famous for their aerial displays at military and royal occasions, and the RAF describes them on their website as “ambassadors for the United Kingdom at home and overseas.”
Reporting by Costas Pitas and Alistair Smout
The Epoch Times contributed to this report