06 February 2012
Pilot awarded six-figure damages sum after crash
A six-figure personal injury compensation sum has been awarded to a pilot who cheated death in an accident at work.
According to the News & Star, Jim Martin has been granted more than £100,000 in damages after an incident in which the aircraft he was controlling for the Great North Air Ambulance service plummeted from around 1,000 feet in Northumberland five years ago.
Mr Martin was flying a helicopter owned by the body - which operates across an area of 8,000 square miles in the northern regions of the UK - when its tail snapped, resulting in it going into a tailspin and crashing to the ground.
The 54-year-old sustained life-changing injuries that still cause him pain and will require a stick to help him walk for the rest of his life.
He now works in the United Arab Emirates and told the news source: "The last five years have been a mental and physical battle."
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Posted by Francesca Witney