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November 18, 2011

Former RAF Flight Lieutenant Pleads Guilty To Negligence

Crash In 2007 Killed Three, Left Defendant A Paraplegic

In a bitter case dating back to August, 2007, former Royal Air Force Flight Lieutenant Robert Hamilton has pleaded guilty to a charge of negligence in the crash of an RAF Westland Puma helicopter in a field at Catterick Garrison, North Yorkshire. He also stands charged with willful neglect.

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USAF Pilot First To 1K Hours In Raptor

Milestone Set By Pilot Who Was Part Of F-22 Test Program

A significant milestone has been reached by a pilot of the F-22 Raptor fighter. The US Air Force reports that on November 4 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Alaska, Lieutenant Colonel David Piffarerio, commander of the 302nd Fighter Squadron, became the first pilot to fly 1,000 hours in the F-22.

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