Pilot death "accidental"

Inquest records verdict of accidental death after a BA pilot was killed in a mid air collision.

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Pilot's family will "fight for justice"

The family of a pilot who died during a mid air collision say his death was preventable. Alan Weal was killed when his light aircraft crashed with another plane over Sussex in July last year.

The coroner at the inquest recorded a verdict of accidental death - but Mr Weal's wife and daughters have vowed to fight for justice for him. Charlotte Wilkins has the story.

A spokesperson from Flying Time Aviation gave their reaction to the inquest:

"It is always a tragedy when a fellow pilot loses his life. Our thoughts are with his family. The instructor pilots operating our aircraft demonstrated how important it is to follow the standard procedures.

They displayed professionalism and exceptional piloting skills after safely landing the severely disabled aircraft without any further loss of life. "

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