A coroner has recorded a verdict of "mistaken beliefs and cumulative failures" on the death of Sunderland soldier Lance Corporal Christopher Roney.
He died from head injuries after an American helicopter mistakenly attacked a British base in Afghanistan in December 2009.
Julia Barthram reports from Coroner's Court in Sunderland.
Coroner says "mistaken beliefs and cumulative failures" led to the death of Sunderland soldier Lance Corporal Christopher Roney.
Soldiers have been describing the moment an Apache helicopter opened fire on their compound, killing Chris Roney from Sunderland.
An inquest into the death of a soldier from Sunderland, Christopher Roney, has heard he was killed by gunfire from a US helicopter.