Flight Lieutenant Sean Cunningham, who was part of the famed Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team – known as the Red Arrows – died from multiple injuries after he was fired 200 feet (61 metres) into the air and his parachute failed to fully open.
Macpherson, who met Cunningham during the Pride of Britain Awards earlier this year (11), has now expressed her sadness and sent her condolences to his family.
She tells Britain’s Daily Mirror, “I am sorrowed by the death of Sean Cunningham, who I had the pleasure to meet whilst presenting an award at the 2011 Pride of Britain Awards. When we met, I found Sean elegant and charming with a wicked sense of humour. My thoughts and prayers are with his family at this time.”
Cunningham is the second Red Arrows pilot to die in a plane accident this year (11) – in August (11), his teammate Jon Egging lost his life after his aircraft plunged to the ground during a show in Bournemouth, England.