THE Bournemouth Red Arrows Association has welcomed the news the report into the death of Flt Lt Jon Egging has been passed to the coroner’s office.

The Military Aviation Authority (MAA) has completed its investigation and given the results to the Bournemouth Coroner Sheriff Payne.

An inquest date has yet to be fixed but the hearing should hear details on what caused the crash during the 2011 Bournemouth Air Festival.

Elaine Findlay, a committee member of the Bournemouth Red Arrows Association, said: “It’s been a long time, particularly for his widow Emma, so it will be really good to get answers.

“Hopefully the report will enable things to be put to rest and lessons to be learned.”

Association president Terry Trevett said: “Hopefully it will clear up the questions and allow Jon to rest in peace.”

The MAA describes itself as an independent part of the Ministry of Defence. It was tasked with investigating after the Hawk jet crashed into a field near Throop during a final display by the team as they returned to Bournemouth Airport.

The Service Inquiry Panel was led by an RAF Wing Commander and he was assisted by an aviation engineer and an experienced Hawk pilot.

Bournemouth coroner’s office confirmed it had received the report.

A memorial was unveiled to 33-year-old Jon Egging on Bournemouth’s East Cliff this August.

The Red Arrows was hit by tragedy again in November when Flt Lt Sean Cunningham, 35, died after an ejector seat accident at RAF Scampton.

Elaine Findlay said: “Hopefully we will get answers into exactly what happened.

“It could be pilot error, a mechanical problem as with Sean Cunningham, or some outside interference like a bird strike, but they fly with such precision I find it hard to believe it is pilot error.”