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Injured Red Arrows crash pilot David Stark released from hospital

Flight Lt David Stark survived the crash when he ejected from the plane. Credit: RAF

The pilot of Red Arrows jet involved in a crash that killed an engineer has been released from hospital.

Flight Lt David Stark, 35, survived the crash when he ejected from the plane and parachuted to safety.

Corporal Jonathan Bayliss, 41, was killed instantly when the Hawk T1 crashed less than two minutes after take off.

Lt Stark suffered non-life threatening injuries in the crash at RAF Valley in Anglesey on March 20.

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The aircraft was travelling from RAF Valley on Anglesey to RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire after completing simulator training when it crashed.

Cpl Jonathan Bayliss, of Dartford, Kent, joined the RAF in 2001 and then the Red Arrows team in January 2016

Paying tribute, his colleague Sgt Will Allen said: "Jon had the ability to motivate and inspire a team and those around him - no matter the rank, role or person.

"He had a big presence in the squadron and with his wide beaming smile, and dry humour, could lighten up any dull moments or lift spirits."

Some 1,500 service personnel, civil servants and contractors work at RAF Valley on Anglesey, which is also home to the military's search-and-rescue, post-crash team.

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