RAF Valley Red Arrow crash

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RAF Valley Red Arrow crash
British Aerospace Hawk T.1 Red Arrows XX308, RHE Reims (Champagne), France PP1247122522.jpg
A BAE Systems Hawk similar to the crashed aircraft
Date20 March 2018 (2018-03-20)
SummaryUnder investigation
SiteRAF Valley, Anglesey
Aircraft typeBAE Systems Hawk
OperatorRoyal Air Force
Flight originRAF Valley, Anglesey
DestinationRAF Scampton, Lincolnshire

On 20 March 2018, a BAE Systems Hawk of the Red Arrows aerobatic team crashed at RAF Valley airfield on Anglesey on the north coast of Wales.[2] RAF Group Captain Nick Tucker-Lowe confirmed that the engineer died, but the pilot survived the crash.[2]

The following day, the Ministry of Defence confirmed that the engineer was Corporal Jonathan Bayliss. He served in the Royal Air Force since 2001, working with the Red Arrows since January 2016.[3] The pilot was named as Flight Lieutenant David Stark who received treatment in hospital for non-life threatening injuries.[1]


Eyewitnesses reported that only a single person had ejected from the aircraft before the crash.[2]

An air ambulance was sent to the crash site at 13:00 GMT but it was later confirmed that the engineer had died.[2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "Red Arrows crash: Cpl Jonathan Bayliss named as victim". BBC News. 21 March 2018. Retrieved 21 March 2018.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "Red Arrows engineer killed in RAF Valley jet crash". BBC News. 20 March 2018. Retrieved 20 March 2018.
  3. "Ministry of Defence confirms the death of Corporal Jonathan Bayliss". Royal Air Force. 21 March 2018. Retrieved 21 March 2018.

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