A British RAF pilot who flew combat missions in Afghanistan supporting ground troops has been killed in an accident while flying with the Red Arrows Display Team.
Flight Lieutenant Jon Egging had completed a display at a show in England on Saturday 20th August 2011 and was returning to base with the team when his aircraft, a Hawk T1, crashed. Flight Lt. Egging was killed by the impact. The cause of the crash is being investigated.
The 33-year-old pilot joined the RAF in 2000 and had flown Harrier GR9 combat aircraft in Afghanistan.