Pilot accused

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The Independent Online
THE PILOT of a helicopter in which a boy died on a flight arranged by a Noel Edmonds charity has appeared in court. Robert Hobson, 57, of Penicuik, near Edinburgh, made no plea and was released on bail by Forfar sheriff court, Tayside.

Mr Hobson is accused of two Air Navigation Order contraventions after the crash at Glamis Castle, Tayside, last year in which nine-year-old Garry Malley died. Mr Hobson is accused of failing to comply with a condition of a certificate of airworthiness, and of acting in a manner likely to endanger the aircraft and its occupants.