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Pilot killed in freak jet ‘ejector seat’ accident at air base

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A Red Arrows pilot was killed yesterday at the stunt team’s base, just months after one of his colleagues died in a crash.

Flight Lieutenant Sean Cunningham’s plane was still on the runway when he was ejected up to 200 feet into the air before plunging to the ground.

Paramedics treated the 35-year-old before he was airlifted to hospital where he died shortly afterwards.

Flt Lt Cunningham flew in the Iraq war on close air support missions for British and U.S. ground troops.

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