May 18, 2017

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Ejector seat manufacturer pleads not guilty after death of Red Arrow

An ejector seat manufacturer will face trial next year for health and safety breaches after the death of a Red Arrows pilot.

Flight Lieutenant Sean Cunningham from Binley near Coventry died at RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire in 2011. The pilot died after his ejector seat initiated during the pre-flight checks of his aircraft, while stationary at the base.

Martin Baker Aircraft Company entered a not guilty plea to a charge under the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974.

The trial is due to take place at Lincoln Crown Court starting on 22 January 2018.

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