A Red Arrows Hawk jet crashed at RAF Valley in Wales, the Ministry of Defence has confirmed.
The MoD was not able to confirm which Red Arrows jet was involved. The BBC reported that two crew members were on board.
The crash happened on the afternoon of Tuesday, March 20.
A major emergency service response is underway.
An RAF spokesperson said: “We are aware of an incident today at RAF Valley involving a Hawk aircraft.
“We are investigating the incident and it would be inappropriate to comment further at this stage.”
BREAKING: Air ambulance at the scene of a Red Arrows crash at RAF Valley
— BBC Wales News (@BBCWalesNews) March 20, 2018
Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust said: “We were called shortly before 1.30pm this afternoon (Tuesday 20 March 2018) to reports an aircraft had crashed at RAF Valley in Holyhead.
“There is an emergency ambulance and a Wales Air Ambulance at the scene.”
We are aware of an incident today at RAF Valley involving a Hawk aircraft. We are investigating the incident.
— Red Arrows (@rafredarrows) March 20, 2018
There have been unconfirmed reports online that the crash was the result of a bird strike.
RAF appeal for witnesses
Following the aircraft incident at RAF Valley earlier this afternoon, if you were an eyewitness, please send any photographs of the incident to [email protected] Any images may help with an investigation. Please DO NOT share these online. Please be sensitive, thank you.
— Royal Air Force (@RoyalAirForce) March 20, 2018