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Martin Baker has pleaded guilty over death of Red Arrows pilot
« on: January 22, 2018, 12:08:43 PM »
Martin Baker has pleaded guilty to health and safety offences over the death of Red Arrows Pilot Sean Cunningham (left) in 2011. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) took legal action against Martin Baker Aircraft Ltd over a breach of law, relating to the death of Flight Lieutenant Cunningham at the base in Lincolnshire. Flt Lt Cunningham died on November 8, 2011, when the ejection seat suddenly engaged while his Hawk T1 aircraft was still on the runway. The Iraq veteran was hurled up to 300ft into the air before plunging to the ground at the RAF aerobatics team's base at RAF Scampton, near Lincoln.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5297343/Ejection-manufacturer-guilty-Red-Arrows-pilot-death.html
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Re: Martin Baker has pleaded guilty over death of Red Arrows pilot
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2018, 02:35:20 PM »
Martin Baker has been fined 1.1m in relation to the death of Red Arrows pilot Flt Lt.Sean Cunningham in 2011 at RAF Scampton.

More here from BBC News webpage......  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-43171049

Reading a victim impact statement on behalf of Flt Lt Cunningham's family, the judge said: "Sean's two biggest fears in life were being ejected from an aircraft and the injuries that would be sustained, and dying at a young age.

That sounds like a very strange thing for a fast jet pilot to say.
« Last Edit: February 24, 2018, 02:36:46 PM by Angry Turnip »