A Red Arrows plane has reportedly crashed at an RAF base in Wales.
It is understood the pilot ejected from the Hawk aircraft shortly before it crashed near Llangollen, North Wales, near RAF Valley.
The hugely-popular display team are understood to be preparing for the 2018 season.
An eyewitness said they saw a parachute shortly before the plane hut the runway and burst into flames.
BREAKING A Red Arrows hawk has crashed near Llangollen in North Wales, pilot ejected https://t.co/H1l64KeJKI
— AIRLIVE (@airlivenet) March 20, 2018
A statement released by the RAF on twitter said: “We are aware of an incident today at RAF Valley involving a Hawk aircraft.
“We are investigating the incident. ”
We are aware of an incident today at RAF Valley involving a Hawk aircraft. We are investigating the incident.
— Ministry of Defence (@DefenceHQ) March 20, 2018
Following the aircraft incident at RAF Valley earlier this afternoon, if you were an eyewitness, please send any photographs of the incident to firstname.lastname@example.org. Any images may help with an investigation. Please DO NOT share these online. Please be sensitive, thank you.
— Royal Air Force (@RoyalAirForce) March 20, 2018
A spokesman for the Welsh Ambulance Service said: “We were called shortly before 1.30pm this afternoon to reports an aircraft had crashed at RAF Valley in Holyhead.
“There is an emergency ambulance and a Wales Air Ambulance at the scene.”