Hawk T1 Red-Arrows Accident Update

Last week there was a terrible accident involving a Red Arrows T1 Hawk.  It seems that the ejector seat fired the pilot out of the aircraft whilst on the ground and then the parachute failed to deploy.

The CAA have now issued an emergency Mandatory Directive, which means all aircraft must adhere to the directive in order for the aircraft to be airworthy.  It sounds like the ejector seats from Martin Baker may have a fault

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~ by globalste on November 18, 2011.

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