Red Arrows confirm flying plans after safety scare

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The flight suspension came during the Red Arrows' mid-season break

The Red Arrows have confirmed they will hold a display as planned on the Isle of Wight later.

There had been doubts over their flying schedule after the Hawk jets of the type they use were grounded due to a fault found in an ejector seat.

Ministry of Defence lifted a temporary flying suspension on Wednesday but the Red Arrows had not said they would fly.

The display team's season has already been disrupted after one pilot was injured in a training accident.

All Hawk jets had been grounded for a week after a surface crack was found on a ejector seat in a aircraft at RAF Valley in Wales.

The Red Arrows, based at Scampton in Lincolnshire, are due to appear at more than 20 events in August alone.

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