War memorial flight cancelled after Spitfire crash

Battle of Britain Memorial Flight planes
Guernsey Air Display's organisers said the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight would not feature at the event [PA Media]

A memorial flight featuring World War Two planes has been pulled from this year's Guernsey Air Display, organisers have confirmed.

The Guernsey Air Display Foundation said the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight would not be taking part in the event on 13 June as it had grounded its aircraft.

It comes amid an investigation into the death of Sqn Ldr Mark Long during a Spitfire crash in Lincolnshire on 25 May.

Organisers said a Navy Wings Fairey Swordfish, which first flew in1941, would feature at the show instead.

Organisers said: "The Guernsey Air Display Foundation offers its deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Squadron Leader Mark Long and his colleagues at RAF Coningsby.

"The safety of the display pilots, crew, support teams and the viewing public is paramount to the foundation and event organisers."

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