Battle of Britain Memorial Flight grounded after Spitfire pilot loss of life | EUROtoday

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The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight has been quickly grounded after a Royal Air Force pilot died in a crash.

Squadron chief Mark Long died in a Spitfire crash close to RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire on Saturday, after the plane crashed throughout a Battle of Britain commemoration occasion.

The RAF has now determined to floor the plane whereas investigations proceed.

A spokesperson informed the BBC: “Following the tragic accident at RAF Coningsby, and while the formal investigation is ongoing, the RAF has instigated a temporary pause in flying for the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF).”

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