RAF Harrier crew forced to eject Harrier crew bang out 23 minutes ago Two RAF men were injured when they were forced to eject from their aircraft in Cyprus. The crew members were involved in a training exercise at their base in Akrotiri when it is believed their plane caught fire. They were forced to eject and were taken to hospital with "non-life-threatening" injuries, a spokeswoman for the British armed forces in Cyprus said. Investigators are trying to find out what happened. The spokeswoman said: "The crew ejected safely and are being treated for non-life-threatening injuries." The incident occurred just after 3.10pm local time, she said. Akrotiri airfield opened in 1956 and is a permanent base for 84 Squadron, which performs search and rescue duties as well as supporting UN peacekeeping forces on the island. It is also used by the RAF for training and as a staging post for transport aircraft. Display team the Red Arrows also practises at the base from late March each year.