Pilot inquest

A Royal Navy helicopter pilot from Congresbury who was killed when two helicopters collided is due to have an inquest held into his death by an Oxfordshire coroner. Father of two, Lieutenant Anthony King, aged 35, died alongside five other servicemen aft

A Royal Navy helicopter pilot from Congresbury who was killed when two helicopters collided is due to have an inquest held into his death by an Oxfordshire coroner.Father of two, Lieutenant Anthony King, aged 35, died alongside five other servicemen after a mid-air collision between two Sea King helicopters at the beginning of the conflict in the Iraq war.The six men were serving with the 849 Squadron when the collision happened on March 23, 2003. Lieutenant King's body was flown back to Britain in April and an inquest was opened, but then adjourned.Widow Sarah King has had to wait three-and-a-half years for an inquest into her husband's death, due to the Ministry of Defence having to deal with a backlog of inquests.


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