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