Reports a Red Arrows jet suffers burst tyre on landing at Hawarden Airport this afternoon
One of the Red Arrows which landed at Hawarden Airport just before 4pm suffered a burst tyre out on landing according to several reports.
Lesley sent us a picture showing one of the famous red jets at the far end of Runway 22 with two fire trucks in attendance.
— Lesley Kenton (@LesleyKenton) June 29, 2018
Nigel who was watching the team arrive got in touch to say: “Red 2 burst a tyre on landing & is currently parked at end of runway with two fire engines close by”
Gavin said “Just seen it in the runway surrounded by fire crew. Canopy open no smoke seems ok”
Sergeant Will Allen, leader of the Red Arrows’ group of travelling support engineers, known as the Circus, shared a picture on Instagram of the damaged tyre and wheel, he said: “Not an ideal start to the weekend but that’s what circus is for. ”
Not an ideal start to the weekend but that’s what circus is for #wheelchange #rafatcircus18 #circus7 #circus6 #circus8 #redarrows #asgoodasnew @circus_7_2018 @b3nnj1
Eleven Hawk T1 jets landed just after 3.45 – the team will use Hawarden Airport as its base ahead of a display in Llandudno on Saturday for Armed Forces Day.
Timings for Saturday departure from Hawarden are here: Red Arrows
— Rachel Allen (@allenrachelj) June 29, 2018
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