MoD to sue over Jaguar crash

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The Independent Online
The Ministry of Defence is to sue an aerial photography company involved in a collision with an RAF Jaguar jet six years ago.

The MoD is seeking more than pounds 7m compensation from the Leeds-based firm Skyviews & General as a result of a mid-air collision between the Jaguar and a Cessna light aircraft over Wales in 1991. The Jaguar pilot, W/Cdr John Mardon, 40, who was based at RAF Coltishall, Norfolk, died in the accident which happened while he was involved in a low-level training exercise. An official inquiry found that the crash was caused by the low- flying of Cessna pilot Robert Cooper, who was on an aerial photography mission. He was also killed in the crash.