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August 25, 2011

British Royal Air Force “Red Arrows” plane crashes, pilot dies

Egging, known as “Eggman” according to Captain Simon Blake, Commandant of the RAF’s Central Flying School, joined the team last year.

You referred to the officer commanding the Red Arrows as ‘captain’.

His rank is Group Captain, the RAF equivalent of full colonel.

You need to get this sort of thing right the first time.

J.V.B.

Yes. We corrected it for the original news feed, but the corrected version didn’t show up on reuters.com for several days. Not our finest hour: GBU Editor

Pilots from The Red Arrows, Britain’s Royal Air Force aerobatic team, fly over the Firth of Forth as part of Armed Forces Day in Edinburgh, Scotland June 24, 2011.  REUTERS/David Moir

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