Sussex Homeowners Claim Helo Took Pass At Sunbathing Nanny | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

 

** Airborne 07.30.14/Oshkosh Day 3! ** HD iPad-Friendly Version--Airborne 07.30.14/Oshkosh Day 3 **
** Airborne 07.29.14/Oshkosh Day 2! ** HD iPad-Friendly Version--Airborne 07.29.14/Oshkosh Day 2 **
** Airborne 07.28.14/Oshkosh Day 1! ** HD iPad-Friendly Version--Airborne 07.28.14/Oshkosh Day 1 **

Sun, Oct 21, 2007

Sussex Homeowners Claim Helo Took Pass At Sunbathing Nanny

Merlin Crew Flew By For A Closer Look

The crew of a British Ministry of Defense helicopter is accused of breaking low-flying rules, so they could spy on a female sunbather.

The case ended up in an English High Court over claims that the 14 ton Merlin helicopter hovered at altitudes less than 500 feet so that the crew could "communicate" with the sunbather. In the process, the helicopter's downwash damaged a glass conservatory, reports the London Times.

The Ministry has denied all liability, arguing that the pilot was flying in airspace that did not require permission for low flights, nor was restricted.

The attorney for the Georges -- owners of the home named Old Stables, in Eastbourne, East Sussex -- are claiming $512,000 in damages. A judge in the case is referring to this incident as an "alleged frolic."

The case will be heard in court February 2008, is expected to take eight days to conclude, and has the possibility of generating hundreds of thousands in legal costs.

Should the Ministry of Defense lose the court case, taxpayers will foot the bill.

FMI: www.mod.uk/defenceinternet/home

Advertisement

More News

ICON Aircraft Constructs And Flies First Production A5

ESN-1 Was Built From The Production Design, Tooling After years of waiting... and doubting... ICON Aircraft has unveiled what it says is the first production A5, an aircraft the co>[...]

Airborne 07.30.14: WomenVenture 2014, Skycraft Update, IMC Club Award

Also: AvNav EFB, Lockheed Martin, One Week Wonder Update, Pelton Intvw-Part3 It was hard to miss the energy, enthusiasm, and interest in aviation by hundreds of women celebrating a>[...]

EAA Holds Annual Meeting

Membership Feels Flight Path Still On The Center Line EAA held its annual membership meeting on Wednesday, at 08:30 on 30 July 2014 at Oshkosh, WI. in the Theater of the Woods. In >[...]

Historic OSH2014 Sponsor: Bendix-King by Honeywell

OSH2014 Sponsor: Bendix-King by Honeywell The history of the Bendix name runs parallel to the development of King Radio until the mid-1980s, when the Allied Corporation purchased B>[...]

Life-Saving OSH2014 Sponsor: BRS Parachutes

BRS Parachutes: Defining Aviation Safety It's a simple idea, really. A parachute which will, when deployed, turn what could be a very bad situation into one in which not only the o>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2014 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC