Posted: Fri 29th Jun 2018

Reports a Red Arrows jet suffers burst tyre on landing at Hawarden Airport this afternoon

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Friday, Jun 29th, 2018

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. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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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 ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

A post shared by Will Allen (@willallen8) on ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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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 ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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