Failed navigation system led to death crash at Shippea Hill near Ely which killed US marine pilot who was ‘in a rush to get home’
- Credit: Archant
A jet pilot killed in a crash did not report problems with his aircraft to engineers because he was in a rush to get home and did not want to delay colleagues an investigation found.
Major Taj Sareen died when his £50 million FA-18C US Marine Corps jet came down in Cambridgeshire in October 2015.
An accident investigation report said there was evidence his navigation system was 'not 100 per cent'.
Maj Sareen, 34, told colleagues about the issues but did not tell the maintenance team, the report said.
The report also found the weather had a 'major impact' by forcing him to use his standby flight instruments.
You may also want to watch:
Maj Sareen was hailed a 'hero' at the time by a witness who said the jet was piloted away from two houses into farmland which saved others from potentially being hurt on the ground.
- 1 Pedestrian dies after being hit by lorry on A47
- 2 Tributes as Leanne, 29, dies after receiving cancer 'all-clear'
- 3 Major rush hour delays expected as crash involving lorry closes part of A47
- 4 Norfolk receives overnight flood warnings
- 5 Pupil taken to hospital after incident at Thorpe St Andrew school
- 6 'It was like a river' - Flood damage forces couple to move out
- 7 Horse dies two months after being set on fire
- 8 New Tesco store to open in coastal town centre
- 9 Flood warnings along Norfolk coast, with Wells flood gate in place
- 10 Two Norfolk care homes among the best in region