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ShanwickOceanic (netAirspace FAA) 26 Sep 16, 17:34Post
An ejector seat firm will be prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) over the death of a Red Arrows pilot in 2011.

Flt Lt Sean Cunningham, 35, was injured after being ejected from a Hawk T1 jet while on the ground at RAF Scampton.

The parachute on the ejector seat did not deploy and the South African-born airman died in hospital on 8 November.

The HSE will prosecute Martin Baker Aircraft Ltd for an alleged breach of health and safety law.

Full article: http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-linc ... e-37475298
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Click Click D'oh (Photo Quality Screener & Founding Member) 26 Sep 16, 18:06Post
This could get messy, especially considering that the 2014 inquiry into this accident did a pretty decent job of smashing the RAF for being negligent in the maintenance and inspection of the seat.
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ShanwickOceanic (netAirspace FAA) 22 Jan 18, 12:28Post
Bump.

An ejector seat firm has admitted breaching health and safety laws over the death of a Red Arrows pilot.

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Martin-Baker Aircraft Ltd pleaded guilty at Lincoln Crown Court to breaching Section 3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.

Company director John Martin entered the plea on behalf of the Uxbridge-based company.

The firm will be sentenced on 12 February.

Full story: http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-42773834
Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast:
For it is the number of a man; and its number is One hundred threescore and twelve.
 

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