Red arrows interrupted display in Wales on Sunday afternoon, after the bird strike.
Diaplay team were due to feature at the Rhyl Air Show from 16:00 to 17:00 and had to close show full of bank holiday fun.
However, many viewers social media report that they heard a pop or pop before one of the plane was forced to land early at Hawarden Airport, where the Red Arrows were based. for in show.
Steve, pilot @rafred_6 a bit shocked, but ok, thanks. His immediate actions are performed calmly and correctly. with in support of his colleagues provided a safe result. #redarrows #teamwork #RealAirShow2022 https://t.co/fMteBki3Mh
— David Montenegro (@RAFRedArrowsOC) August 28, 2022
Representative on twitter for Red Arrows said: “Thank you to everyone at the Rhyl Airshow this weekend. We should have finish today #RedArrows display a few minutes after one of our planes collided with a bird, damaging the cockpit canopy. This type of the incident is not uncommon in aviation and very well trained for.”
They continued, “In this case, Red 6 and all team great answer together with no further risk pilot and aircraft. I am glad to report that the plane landed safely and the pilot was not injured. Thanks for many good wishes and messages!
Thanks to everyone at the Rhyl Airshow this weekend. We should finish today’s #redarrows display a few minutes after one of our planes collided with a bird, damaging the cockpit canopy. This type of the incident is not uncommon in aviation and very well trained for.
— Red Arrows (@rafredarrows) August 28, 2022
Red arrows must fly on daily of Bournemouth Air Festival starting on Thursday, September 1st.
hundreds of thousands of people expected to visit the metropolis for four-day event.