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Bizarre military death - navigator falls out of plane

Didn't they have a cockpit cover? What an unusual story!

A navigator who fell from an RAF Tornado fighter plane during a test flight has been found dead in a field.

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) said the man left the aircraft during an "inverted roll" over Norfolk at about 4pm on Wednesday.

A spokesman said the man's body was found in a field near South Creake about 45 minutes later. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The aircraft, which is based at RAF Marham, Norfolk, landed safely following the incident, the MoD said.

Rem Merrick, a spokesman for RAF Marham said: "It's with deepest sadness that the MoD has learnt that the British Aerospace navigator who was involved in today's incident has died. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this difficult time.

"The aircraft crewed by British Aerospace. They were carrying out a test flight. The aircraft went into an inverted roll. The navigator exited the aircraft.

"We cannot speculate on the cause. It's being investigated by the board of inquiry."

Mr Merrick said the body was found by an RAF Search and Rescue helicopter and it was not known if he had a parachute.

The dead man's next of kin are being informed, he added.

 http://news.sky.com/skynews...

A Tornado similar to the one in the story.

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By netchicken: posted on 15-11-2007

The BBC have more on this unusual story

A navigator who ejected from an RAF Tornado fighter aircraft over Norfolk has been found dead in a field, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) confirms.

The aircraft landed later at its RAF Marham base and the ejector seat was found near the Sandringham estate.

The navigator's body was found at South Creake and was pronounced dead at the scene. He is said to have ejected while the aircraft was flying upside down.

 http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/...
By netchicken: posted on 15-11-2007








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