Tributes To Red Arrows Pilot

22 August 2011, 05:00

Organisers of one of East Anglia's air festivals have been paying tribute to a Red Arrows pilot who died after his plane crashed over the weekend.

33-year-old Flight Lieutenant Jon Egging's aircraft came down in a field near Bournemouth airport after completing a display over the seafront just minutes earlier.

Colleuges have described him as a "true team player" and gifted "aviator."

It's understood he guided the plane away from houses and people before it happened.

A full investigation is now underway.

Paul Bayfield who is the Managing Director of the Lowestoft Seafront Air Festival, where the Red Arrows performed earlier this month, has been telling Heart about why it was like losing a member of the family:

Paul Bayfield On The Red Arrows