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Cairngorm jet crash court martial

Cairngorm jet crash court martial

Air traffic controller speaks out on 'harrowing' ordeal

THE RAF air traffic controller cleared last week over the deaths of two American pilots spoke out last night about his "nightmare" ordeal.

Court decision criticised by pilot's widow

THE widow of one of two United States Airforce pilots killed when their jets crashed in the Highlands has denounced the decision to clear an air traffic controller of causing their deaths as "a miscarriage of justice".

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'I just had to know if he was sorry'

ALL Sonia Hyvonen wanted was to look into the eyes of the RAF air traffic controller on trial for causing her husband’s death to see if he was sorry.

RAF controller cleared over US crash deaths

A military air traffic controller was today cleared of causing the deaths of two US fighter pilots whose planes crashed into the Cairngorm mountains nearly two years ago.

US pilot blamed for death crash

AN RAF air traffic controller accused of causing the deaths of two US air force pilots, whose F-15 planes crashed into Ben MacDhui in March 2001, breached no regulations and could not have foreseen the tragedy, a court martial heard yesterday.

Pilots had 'false sense of security'

AN AIR traffic controller lulled two United States fighter pilots into a false state of security before their planes crashed into a mountain, prosecutors told a court martial yesterday.

Controller 'did not put US pilots' lives in danger'

A MILITARY expert yesterday told how he believed an air traffic controller was not endangering the lives of two American pilots whose planes crashed into a mountain.

Death crash jets on limit of radar range

AN AIR traffic controller accused of causing the deaths of two US pilots whose jets crashed into a mountain told them to descend so that they would remain within his radar control during a critical handover, a court martial heard yesterday.

RAF changed controllers' orders

NEW regulations governing how air traffic controllers deal with aircraft were introduced by the RAF after a jet crash in which two US pilots died, a court martial heard yesterday.

Death crash controller made earlier mistake

A SUPERVISOR heard an air traffic controller make a crucial mistake minutes before two US jets crashed in the Cairngorms, a court martial heard yesterday.

Controller 'talked of father's death'

THE distressing scenes when a military air-traffic controller suspected two US fighter jets he had been guiding may have crashed were described at a court martial yesterday.

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