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Jon Egging Red Arrows tribute unveiled at Bournemouth museum

Bournemouth Aviation Museum memorial to Flt Lt Jon Egging Image copyright David Shore
Image caption The memorial at Bournemouth Aviation Museum will also raise funds for the Jon Egging Trust

A new memorial has been unveiled in honour of a Red Arrows pilot killed in a crash following an air show.

Flt Lt Jon Egging, 33, from Rutland, died when his Hawk T1 aircraft - Red 4 - crashed following a display at Bournemouth Air Show in August 2011.

A new display has opened at the Bournemouth Aviation Museum, which includes a model Red Arrow Hawk T1A.

It also includes a collection box for the Jon Egging Trust, a charity set up in the pilot's memory.

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Image caption Ellie Orton, Terry Trevett and Vicki Carswell unveiled the memorial

Bournemouth Aviation Museum's display is the latest tribute in the town to Flt Lt Egging.

In August 2012, a sculpture on Bournemouth's East Overcliff was unveiled featuring three glass Red Arrows planes and stainless steel contrails to coincide with the first Bournemouth Air Show since the crash.

Flt Lt Egging was killed when his aircraft crashed about 1km south east of Bournemouth Airport.

Eyewitnesses described seeing the plane plunge to the ground in a field near the River Stour at Throop village

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Image caption Flt Lt Jon Egging died in a crash following a display at the Bournemouth Air Show in 2011

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