How did he survive this fireball ? That’s amazing !
Mr Hill, from Sandon, near Buntingford, Hertfordshire, was also formally acquitted of a count – that was not put in front of the jury – of negligently or recklessly endangering the safety of an aircraft.
That’s at least the third such charge of “endangering” ones own aircraft that Mr Stephen Spence has successfully defended in as many years.
I wonder when the UK CAA might take a hint that Section 240 of the UK ANO needs to be narrowed and aligned with the US 14 CFR 91.13 so as to focus on the lives and property of third parties.
Some interesting coverage in the papers.
I know someone who has recently served on a jury and what happens a lot is that the judge explains to the jury that they need to consider certain things according to very specific criteria. This case no doubt pivoted on some very fine details too.
How did he survive this fireball ?
The cockpit section broke off and flew forward, clear of the fire.