AN inquest into the death of Red Arrows pilot Flt Lt Jon Egging will be held in Bournemouth in December, it has been revealed.

District Coroner Sheriff Payne will hear evidence and reach a conclusion about his death during a two-day hearing starting on Thursday December 13.

Flt Lt Egging died when his Hawk jet crashed as it returned to Bournemouth Airport following a display at the 2011 Bournemouth Air Festival.

An investigation has been carried out by the Military Aviation Authority (MAA) and the results passed to the coroner. The MAA is an independent part of the Ministry of Defence and the inquiry panel included an RAF Wing Commander, an aviation engineer and an experienced Hawk pilot.

The inquest will also hear the results of a post mortem examination and background information about Flt Lt Egging and his career.

Bournemouth Red Arrows Association president Terry Trevett said: “Hope-fully it will clear up the questions and allow Jon to rest in peace.”

The tragedy sent shockwaves through the town and hundreds of floral tributes were left at the town hall following the incident.

Since then a permanent memorial has been put up in memory of the 33-year-old on Bournemouth’s East Cliff and the Jon Egging Trust has been established in his memory.

Just three months after the death of Flt Lt Egging the Red Arrows were hit |by another tragedy when his colleague Sean Cunn-ingham died at RAF Scampton.

The 35-year-old’s death is believed to have been caused by an ejector seat accident.