Inquiry completed into the death of Red Arrows pilot
An independent inquiry into the death of Red Arrows pilot Jon Egging has been completed.
Flight Lieutenant Egging, 33, of Morcott, Rutland, died after his Hawk 1 jet crashed during a performance at Bournemouth Air Festival in August last year.
The Military Aviation Authority (MAA) – part of the Ministry of Defence – was tasked to investigate the cause of the tragedy.
The independent organisation's inquiry has now been completed and a report has been sent to Bournemouth Coroner's Court.
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A date for the inquest has not yet been set.
A spokesman for the MAA could not reveal the contents of the report, saying it would be a matter for the coroner.
The Bournemouth Red Arrows Association, which supports the aerobatic team when they visit the town, welcomed the news.
Committee member Elaine Findlay said: "It's been a long time, particularly for his widow, Emma, so it will be really good to get answers.
"Hopefully, the report will enable things to be put to rest and lessons to be learned."
Following the tragedy, more than 211,000 people joined an online Facebook tribute page to the pilot.
Members of the Facebook group also welcomed the news.
Emma Park wrote: "My thoughts are with Jon's family, I hope the wait is not too much longer."
Born in Warwickshire, Flt Lt Egging joined the RAF in 2000 and had supported coalition forces in Afghanistan, flying a Harrier GR9.
He joined the Red Arrows in 2010 and flew on the right- hand outside of the famous diamond formation.