Bournemouth - Ministry of Defence sources are saying absolutely nothing, of course, but a horrible local gut feeling prevails that the Mad Dog of the Middle East may be responsible for downing the RAF Hawk jet.
At around 13.50BST one of nine Red Arrows display teams crashed near the renowned global transportation hub of Bournemouth International Airport.
It's the first time the so-called Arab Spring Uprising has touched the area which has little or no oil and/or natural gas.
However the airport is famous for its oilgarch associations because Roman Abramovich's ex-chauffeur's first wife's second cousin Trudi Bin Laden 'might be looking for a holiday home' in the locale.
A special City of London-style Ring of Steel was supposed to protect the town from terror attacks during the Iraq War to oust Saddam.
This afternoon worried onlookers said they heard a loud bang - possibly a ground-to-air rocket-launched missile - before the plane crashed just south of Throop Village.
A huge search for the pilot is now underway amid reports he may have baled out from the plane's Martin-Baker Mark 10B rocket boosted ejection seat.
Met Office sources were keen to stress however that given prevailing southerly airflows the search and rescue mission might have to include nearby Bognor, Worthing and Eastbourne.
Saif Al-Islam Al-Gaddafi is 69.