Drone pilots could face up to five years in prison if they put aircraft in danger – The Independent

Posted April 18th, 2016 in aircraft, criminal justice, fines, health & safety, news, prosecutions by sally

‘Drone pilots are liable to criminal prosecution if they fail to conduct a flight in a safe manner.’

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The Independent, 18th April 2016

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‘Key evidence missing’ from police investigation into Shoreham air show, inquest reveals – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 23rd, 2016 in accidents, aircraft, delay, evidence, inquests, news, police, prosecutions by tracey

‘The police investigation into the plane crash at the Shoreham Airshow – which killed 11 people – is being delayed as detectives are being forced to seek permission from the courts to gain access to key information from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB), a pre-inquest review has heard.’

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd March 2016

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Couple wins battle over ‘excruciating’ helicopter noise that put Tess Daly off buying their home – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 18th, 2016 in aircraft, damages, injunctions, news, noise, nuisance by tracey

‘A wealthy couple who said “shattering” helicopter noise stymied their hopes of selling their £4m home to Strictly Come Dancing presenter Tess Daly have scored a landmark High Court victory.’

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Daily Telegraph, 17th March 2016

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Shoreham air crash: Organisers were ‘unaware of crash pilot’s display plans’ – The Independent

Posted March 11th, 2016 in aircraft, health & safety, news by tracey

‘Organisers of the Shoreham air show were unaware of the display plans of a pilot whose jet crashed last year, killing 11 people. An Air Accident Investigation Branch (AAIB) report found the organisers failed to carry out a proper risk assessment.’

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The Independent, 10th March 2016

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Inside Wandsworth prison: drug drones and demoralised staff – The Guardian

Posted February 23rd, 2016 in aircraft, drug abuse, drug trafficking, news, prison officers, prisons, reports by sally

‘The Guardian has been granted unprecedented access to two prisons to see the impact of funding cuts. In the first of two reports, Amelia Gentleman finds broken windows and bored inmates at the UK’s most overcrowded jail.’

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The Guardian, 22nd February 2016

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Pilot ‘Biggles’ jailed over £33m cocaine smuggling ring – The Guardian

Posted February 10th, 2016 in aircraft, conspiracy, drug trafficking, money laundering, news, sentencing by sally

‘A pilot nicknamed Biggles has been jailed for 19 years for smuggling £33.5m worth of cocaine into Britain.’

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The Guardian, 9th February 2016

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Drones operated by criminal gangs used to deliver drugs, mobile phones and potentially firearms to prisoners, admit senior officials – The Guardian

Posted September 17th, 2015 in aircraft, crime, firearms, gangs, news, prisons by tracey

‘Drones operated by organised crime gangs pose an increasing threat to security in Britain’s prisons by offering a new route to smuggle drugs and potentially firearms into the hands of criminals, senior officials have admitted.’

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The Guardian, 16th September 2015

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Man fined for flying drone at football matches and Buckingham Palace – The Guardian

Posted September 16th, 2015 in aircraft, costs, fines, health & safety, news, sentencing, video recordings by tracey

‘A drone enthusiast has been fined and banned from pursuing his hobby after he was convicted of flying remote control aircraft over and around Premier League football stadiums, parliament and Buckingham Palace.’

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The Guardian, 15th September 2015

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Airline passenger ‘so drunk he didn’t know what country he was in’ jailed for sexual assault on cabin crew – The Independent

Posted June 24th, 2015 in aircraft, airports, alcohol abuse, news, sexual offences, transport by sally

‘A man has been jailed after pleading guilty to sexual assault, threatening and abusive behaviour, assault and being drunk whilst on a plane between Glasgow and Turkey.’

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The Independent, 23rd June 2015

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Tiger Moth biplane death crash pilot Scott Hoyle not guilty – BBC News

Posted May 13th, 2015 in accidents, aircraft, homicide, news by tracey

‘A biplane pilot has been found not guilty of causing a crash that killed his passenger.’

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BBC News, 12th May 2015

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Nottingham man in court over football stadium drones – BBC News

Posted March 19th, 2015 in aircraft, crime, news by sally

‘A man has been summoned to appear in court over allegations he flew a drone over London landmarks and at several football grounds during matches.’

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BBC News, 18th March 2015

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Lords urge compulsory registration of all civilian drones – The Guardian

Posted March 5th, 2015 in aircraft, armed forces, news, parliament, reports by tracey

‘A database of civilian drones being flown in the UK should be created to enforce their safe operation, a House of Lords report has recommended.’

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The Guardian, 5th March 2015

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Britain open to terrorist drone attacks due to lax aviation rules, experts fear – The Independent

Posted January 26th, 2015 in aircraft, bills, disclosure, enforcement, freedom of information, news, terrorism by sally

‘Terrorists could use swarms of drones to bring down passenger aircraft, disperse chemical or biological weapons and target a nuclear power plants in Britain because of our lax aviation rules.’

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The Independent, 23rd January 2015

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Pilot jailed for flying while drunk – The Guardian

Posted January 9th, 2015 in aircraft, alcohol abuse, drunk in charge, news, sentencing by sally

‘A pilot who flew an executive jet from Spain while hungover after a three-day drinking binge has been jailed for nine months.’

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The Guardian, 8th January 2015

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Jimmy Mubenga’s widow shocked as security guards cleared of manslaughter – The Guardian

‘The widow of Jimmy Mubenga, the Angolan man who died after being physically restrained on a deportation flight, said she was “shocked and disappointed” by the acquittal of three private security guards who were charged with his killing.’

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The Guardian, 16th December 2014

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Jimmy Mubenga’s final moments acted out before Old Bailey jury – The Guardian

Posted December 3rd, 2014 in aircraft, airports, deportation, homicide, news, police, restraint, trials by sally

‘The wife of an Angolan man who died as he was being deported from the UK broke down in court as a G4S guard described her husband’s last moments.’

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The Guardian, 2nd December 2014

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Control and restraint techniques used on people being removed from UK are lawful, says Court of Appeal – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted November 7th, 2014 in aircraft, human rights, immigration, news, restraint by tracey

‘R (on the application of FI) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2014] EWCA Civ 1272. The Court of Appeal has held that the physical restraint of persons being removed from the UK by aircraft is subject to a sufficient framework of safeguards to fulfil the state’s obligations under Articles 2 and 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights. Further, the decision of the Home Secretary not to publish aspects of the applicable policy on the use of such control and restraint is lawful.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 7th November 2014

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Sky faces inquiry over MH17 report – The Guardian

Posted August 18th, 2014 in accidents, aircraft, complaints, inquiries, media, news, ombudsmen by tracey

‘Sky News is to be investigated by the media regulator for broadcasting images of one of its presenters handling a passenger’s belongings at the Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash site.’

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The Guardian, 18th August 2014

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Manchester Airport tyre blast: Lufthansa and Storm Aviation pay damages – BBC News

Posted July 17th, 2014 in accidents, aircraft, compensation, news, personal injuries by tracey

‘An engineer who lost an arm and a leg when a tyre on an aircraft exploded at Manchester Airport has been awarded about £600,000 in damages.’

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BBC News, 16th July 2014

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Huzar v Jet2.com Ltd – WLR Daily

Posted June 19th, 2014 in aircraft, appeals, compensation, delay, EC law, law reports by sally

Huzar v Jet2.com Ltd [2014] EWCA Civ 791; [2014] WLR (D) 239

‘A technical problem in an aircraft which could properly be described as the result of usual wear and tear did not constitute “extraordinary circumstances” within the meaning of article 5(3) of Parliament and Council Regulation (EC) No 261/2004 such as to exempt the carrier from the obligation to compensate passengers for delay, notwithstanding that the problem neither had been discovered nor was discoverable by a reasonable regime of maintenance and inspection.

WLR Daily, 11th June 2014

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