RAF issue update after pilot Mark Long killed in Spitfire crash at Battle of Britain event

The RAF has issued an update following the tragic death of pilot Mark Long, who was killed when a Spitfire crashed at a Battle of Britain event in Lincolnshire on Saturday (25 May).

In a recorded video message, released on Sunday evening, Group Captain Robbie Lees, Commander Display Air Wing, said: “Mark was a Typhoon pilot here at RAF Coningsby and for the last four years he has been a pilot with the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.

“A great friend, colleague, and a passionate, professional aviator, he will be sorely missed by all who knew him.

“An investigation into the cause of this tragic event has now begun.”