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Ejector seat manufacturer pleads not guilty after red arrows pilot's death

An ejector seat manufacturer has pleaded not guilty to breaching health and safety regulations following the death of an RAF Red Arrows pilot.

Flight Lieutenant Sean Cunningham Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Flight Lieutenant Sean Cunningham died more than five years ago at RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire in 2011. His ejector seat initiated during the pre-flight checks of his aircraft, while stationary at the base.

The 35-year-old had just completed his first season with the Red Arrows display team.

The trial is due to take place at Lincoln Crown Court starting on January 22.

From Lincoln Crown Court Chris Kiddey reports.