Hanging Red Arrows display at the Bournemouth Air Festival

The Red Arrows have suspended their display at today’s Bournemouth Air Festival due to an engine ‘problem’ message.

It comes after Red 6 reported ‘abnormal engine’ messages showing the plane being escorted to Bournemouth Airport just minutes after the team was posted.

The Red 1 squad member apologized to the crowd, but said safety could not be endangered.

Read more: Red Arrows statement after air festival display halted

Today’s appearance was the Red Arrows’ first appearance at this year’s four-day Air Festival.

It is hoped that the Red Arrows will resume their scheduled displays on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

The Red Arrows must leave at 4:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday then at 1:30 p.m. Sunday.

Last weekend, the Red Arrows halted a display in Wales following a bird strike.

The demo team was scheduled to close the Rhyl Air Show on Sunday.

However, many viewers on social media reported hearing a bang or pop before one of the planes was forced to land early at Hawarden Airport, where the Red Arrows were based for the show.

Posting on social media after the incident, David Montenegro, Officer Commanding Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, said: “Steve, pilot @rafred_6 is a bit shaken but hey, thank you. His immediate actions were calmly and properly with the support of his colleagues ensured a safe outcome.

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