March 20, 2018 2.36 pm This story is over 68 months old

Red Arrows Hawk jet involved in RAF Valley crash

Hawk jet crash.

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.

Photo: David Robert Jones

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.”

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.”

There have been unconfirmed reports online that the crash was the result of a bird strike.

RAF appeal for witnesses