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Jon Egging inquest verdict: A pure matter of fate, says coroner

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Jon Egging inquest verdict: A pure matter of fate, says coroner

By Melanie Vass

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    Flt Lt Jon Egging's death was an accident which happened after he suffered an almost loss of consciousness due to high g-force, a coroner has ruled
  • The Red Arrows pilot died when his Hawk jet came down near Throop following a display at the Bournemouth Air Festival in 2011
  • It is the first time that the public has heard what happened in the accident
  • Jon’s mum, Dawn and widow, Emma, were in attendance
  • The inquest was told Flt Lt Egging succumbed to g-force impairment or ALOC (Almost Loss of Consciousness) during a manoeuvre pulling 6.3g
  • His Hawk jet over-banked with its nose down, losing height when it should have been climbing
  • The inquest has also been told that the "cultural attitude" to g force was a contributory factor in the accident
  • The RAF has made several changes to procedure, debriefing and manoeuvres since the tragedy

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