An engineer has died after a Red Arrows jet crashed at RAF Valley on Anglesey.
The RAF confirmed the pilot of the Hawk aircraft, which is used by the famous aerobatic display team, survived and was receiving treatment in hospital.
Eyewitnesses had reported that only one person had ejected from the jet before it crashed and burst into flames.
An air ambulance was sent to the scene at about 13:30 GMT on Tuesday but it was later confirmed the engineer had died.
Reading a statement at the RAF base, Group Captain Nick Tucker-Lowe, described the crash as a "tragic accident" and said the families of the engineer and the pilot had been informed.
Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Hillier, head of the RAF, said the crash was a "reminder that we must never take for granted the risks our people take in the service of our country". North Wales Police said its investigators, supported by other specialists, would begin a joint investigation led by the Air Accident Investigation Branch.
The on-base fire engine drove out to the wreckage, putting the flames out before an air ambulance arrived.
A Welsh Ambulance Service spokeswoman said it received a call about the crash just before 13:30 GMT and it sent an emergency ambulance and an air ambulance.
It is believed the aircraft was flying from RAF Valley to RAF Scampton, Lincolnshire, where the Red Arrows are based, when it crashed.
The Red Arrows are the RAF's world-famous aerobatic team, performing stunts and daredevil displays in the Hawk training aircraft.
It is understood the aircrew had been at RAF Valley for routine Hawk simulator training - something that takes place once a month.
In total, about 1,500 service personnel, civil servants and contractors work at RAF Valley.
Photos: Andrew Price
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