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One dead following Red Arrows aircraft crash in North Wales

An engineer has died after a jet crashed at a RAF Valley airbase earlier this afternoon. Credit: PA images

An engineer has died after a jet crashed at a RAF Valley airbase earlier this afternoon.

The pilot was also injured and is receiving medical care.

The Red Arrows aircrew had been at RAF Valley for routine Hawk simulator training, which takes place once a month.

A spokesman from the RAF said:

"It is with great sadness that the Royal Airforce can confirm the death of an engineer from the Royal Airforce aerobatics team in the Red Arrows in a tragic accident today.

The engineers' family have been informed and have asked for a twenty-four hour period of grace before further details are released.

The pilot survived the incident and is currently receiving medical care".

– Group Capt Nick Tucker-Lowe

It is understood the Red Arrows aircrew had been at RAF Valley for routine Hawk simulator training - something that takes place once a month.

They had just taken off from the base and were on their way back to RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire, where the aerobatic team are based, when the incident happened.