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Martin-Baker admits failings over death of Flt Cunningham

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Re: Martin-Baker admits failings over death of Flt Cunningha

Post by Reptile 1 » Fri Feb 23, 2018 2:51 pm

Red Arrows death: Ejection seat firm fined £1.1m

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-li ... e-43171049

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Re: Martin-Baker admits failings over death of Flt Cunningha

Post by Dazza37 » Sat Feb 24, 2018 4:49 pm

An utter sham of a trial, the paltry fine of £1.1m demonstrates that perfectly, I'd love to know the reason why MB rolled over in court when it was patently obvious the tragic death of Flt Lt Cunningham was NOT their fault...

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Re: Martin-Baker admits failings over death of Flt Cunningha

Post by Thunder » Sat Feb 24, 2018 5:35 pm

To understand the outcome, you first need to understand how the HSE work. MB were found guilty and fined, the RAF top brass and seat techs escape scott free. The real question is, has lessons been learnt by the RAF in the way they record, document and maintain equipment? I doubt it.
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Re: Martin-Baker admits failings over death of Flt Cunningha

Post by martmpf » Sat Feb 24, 2018 6:46 pm

As stated earlier, Fridays sentencing hearing was not a result of a trial.
MB changed their plea to guilty on the day the trial was due to start.

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Re: Martin-Baker admits failings over death of Flt Cunningha

Post by Ghastly Whisper » Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:05 pm

Ghastly Whisper wrote:by pleading guilty MB are just getting the whole thing over and done with very quickly, in this world of scapegoats and laying the blame, its a no brainer, plead guilty get fined move on.
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