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Red Arrows pilot's death accidental

A Red Arrows pilot suffered an "almost loss of consciousness" due to the effects of G-force shortly before he crashed, an inquest has heard.

Flight Lieutenant Jon Egging, 33, was killed when his Hawk T1 came down after performing at an air show near Bournemouth Airport on August 20, 2011.

Bournemouth Coroner's Court heard there was little reaction from Flt Lt Egging when another pilot shouted at him to check his height.

It is believed he started to regain consciousness three seconds before the plane crashed.

A verdict of accidental death was recorded.

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