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  1. #1
    Usuario Foroaviones
    01 feb, 09

    Resultados de la investigacion de la eyeccion por accidente de un Red Arrows

    Increíble que una empresa como Martin-Baker referencia en este tipo de asientos, pueda tener un problema de que no se abra el paracaidas y ni siquiera lo comuniquen a todos los usuarios. Anonadado me quedo.

    Flt Lt Sean Cunningham's father said his son's death was "preventable"
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    A coroner has described part of an ejection seat that threw a Red Arrows pilot to his death as "entirely useless".

    Flt Lt Sean Cunningham was killed at RAF Scampton, Lincolnshire, after being accidentally ejected from his Hawk T1.

    The inquest has heard that he was ejected because of a problem with the ejection seat firing handle.

    The coroner also criticised the RAF and the seat manufacturer following the three-week inquest.

    The 35-year-old pilot, who was born in South Africa and grew up in Coventry, died on 8 November 2011.

    The inquest has heard that the ejection seat firing handle had been left in an unsafe position which meant it could accidentally activate the seat.

    It is thought that one of Flt Lt Cunningham's seat straps had pulled it into this unsafe position on his previous sortie, on 4 November.

    The BBC's Caroline Bilton outlines the coroner's findings
    Testing of the Mk.10 Martin-Baker seat showed that the safety pin could be inserted even when the seat was in this unsafe position, giving the impression the seat was safe.

    Recording a narrative verdict, Coroner Stuart Fisher said the safety pin mechanism was "entirely useless" and said the pin's presence was "likely to mislead".

    'Failure of communication'
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    Improvements to ejection seat

    During the inquest the court heard parts of the Mk.10 Martin-Baker ejection seat were redesigned following the death of Flt Lt Sean Cunningham.

    The coroner was told a small metal plate has been designed to fit over the ejection seat firing handle (pictured), to prevent the seat from being activated accidentally.

    A new type of bolt, which cannot be over tightened, has also been designed for the parachute drogue shackle at the top of the seat.

    The new parts have not been brought into use yet, but in the meantime, customers have been warned about the problems with the seat firing handle and existing bolt.

    How dangerous is life as a Red Arrow?
    Seven RAF personnel, including Flt Lt Cunningham, had 19 opportunities to check the ejection seat firing handle and did not notice it was in the unsafe position.

    Mr Fisher said the RAF had failed to take "sufficient steps" to bring the risk to the attention of air and ground crew, and said this had contributed to the pilot's death.

    Flt Lt Cunningham's parachute should have saved his life, but the main chute failed to deploy because a nut and bolt had been fastened too tightly, the inquest heard.

    Mr Fisher said none of the engineers who worked on the parachute mechanism can be criticised.

    Martin-Baker knew the parachute mechanism could jam if the nut and bolt were too tight as early as January 1990, the inquest was told.

    The manufacturer warned some air forces but did not warn the MoD.

    Mr Fisher said: "There was a very serious failure of communication by Martin-Baker in my view.

    "It is unexplained by the evidence. It seems there is no logic to warn and inform some but not others."

    Lincolnshire Police conducted a criminal investigation into the death, and the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) considered manslaughter charges against the Ministry of Defence, Martin-Baker and three unnamed individuals.

    Flt Lt Sean Cunningham was ejected from his Hawk at RAF Scampton
    The CPS concluded that no manslaughter charges should be brought, due to "insufficient evidence".

    However, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) could still prosecute Martin-Baker and/or the MoD, and will consider whether to do so now the inquest has concluded.

    Flt Lt Cunningham's parents agreed an undisclosed settlement with the MoD in December, after the MoD admitted liability for the incident.

    Customers alerted
    Martin-Baker issued a statement extending "sincere condolences" to Flt Lt Cunningham's family and friends.

    "On this occasion, uniquely in the entire history of Martin-Baker ejection seats using this particular feature, it [the parachute] failed due to a shackle bolt being too tight.

    "In light of this incident, lessons have been learned and we have taken steps to alert all our customers worldwide who still use this type of seat, of the risk of over tightening the shackle."

    Flt Lt Cunningham took Night Nurse medication the night before the accident, but Mr Fisher was satisfied this did not impair his abilities.

    Speaking after the inquest, his father Jim Cunningham said: "We welcome the conclusion of the coroner which confirmed what we knew all along, which is that Sean was blameless and his tragic death was preventable,

    "We therefore welcome the coroner's recommendations which we hope and pray will ensure no family such as ours has to endure such a pointless and avoidable death."

    Air Commodore Terry Jones, speaking on behalf of the MoD, said: "There have been a number of lessons for us and others to absorb and correct and we have made and will continue to make every effort to ensure that such a tragic accident cannot occur again.

    "The Red Arrows in particular will be a stronger, safer and better team as a result."
    BBC News - Red Arrows pilot Sean Cunningham inquest: Seat mechanism 'useless'
    Distinguir a un aerotrastornado es fácil, en medio de una multitud cuando oiga el sonido de un avión surcando los cielos. Levantara la mirada hasta establecer contacto visual con el avión, da igual el numero de veces que lo haya visto.

  2. #2
    Usuario Foroaviones
    14 abr, 12
    Increible!! Me quede de piedra....eso no se puede hacer, si van mal porque no lo notifican y los revisan? O esperaban a que pasara algo gordo? Tela...

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