Manufacturer of ejector seat involved in Red Arrows pilot death 'put many at risk'

An investigation into the death of Red Arrows pilot Sean Cunningham revealed pilots had been put at risk for decades because of issues with the ejection seat used in the aerobatics team's Hawk jets, a court heard.
Flt Lt Cunningham, 35, was thrown 300 feet into the air after his ejection seat unexpectedly activated while he was in the ground preparing for take off at the Arrows' base at RAF Scampton.
His parachute failed to deploy and he fell to the ground still strapped into his ejection seat, suffering fatal injuries.
Lincoln Crown Court heard on Monday how Flt Lt Cunningham's dream was... read more

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