Tribute to Red Arrows crash pilot

ON behalf of East Lindsey District Council, the Leader of the council, Coun Doreen Stephenson, has paid tribute to Flight Lieutenant Jon Egging of the Royal Air Force’s Aerobatics Team, the Red Arrows, who was killed in a plane crash.

She said: “It is with great sadness that we learn of the death of Flight Lieutenant Jon Egging when his Hawk Aircraft crashed following a display at Bournemouth Air Festival.

“The Red Arrows are an amazing team of very brave people. They have demonstrated their skills in the sky above East Lindsey on many occasions and this news has come as a shock to all.

“Our thoughts are with Flight Lieutenant Egging’s family, friends and colleagues at what must be a very difficult time.”