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Air show crash pilot had undiagnosed heart problem « Shropshire Star 0

Air show crash pilot had undiagnosed heart problem « Shropshire Star

One of Britain’s top aerobatics pilot who was killed when his plane crashed during a display was suffering from an undiagnosed heart condition, accident investigators have said. David Jenkins, 61, was flying his Edge 360 plane during a media event to launch the Old Buckenham air show in Norfolk on April 22 last year when he experienced problems. A report by the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) found that he crashed after losing control during an “advanced aerobatic tumbling manoeuvre”.

The aircraft entered a spin “at relatively low height” and hit the ground “without any apparent attempt at recovery”, the investigators stated. The AAIB said Mr Jenkins was found to have a “serious and previously undiagnosed heart condition” which “may have affected his judgment”. It is possible he became “incapacitated at a critical stage of the flight”, the report added.

The moment the aircraft began to lose control was caught on camera by a local television crew. Witnesses first thought the manoeuvre was part of the daredevil display until smoke began billowing from the ground. Mr Jenkins was a two-time British advanced aerobatics champion.

He was a member of the Wildcat Aerobatic Team based at Old Buckenham Airfield, near Attleborough, where the event was taking place.

At the time of the crash he was described by friends as “one of the best” and “highly skilled”.

Woman tells Putnam County deputy that son, 4, shot her in back … 0

Woman tells Putnam County deputy that son, 4, shot her in back …

A gunshot fired from inside a pickup truck in Putnam County went through the driver s back and out the front of her torso Tuesday afternoon. When a deputy asked the injured woman what happened, she said her 4-year-old son did it. Less than a day earlier, a Facebook post, which may belong to the victim, talked of letting a 4-year-old boy shoot targets.

The deputy noticed the woman behaving frantically inside the four-dour pickup truck at Florida 20 and Rowland Avenue just after 3 p.m. and he quickly realized she had been shot, Capt. Joseph Wells said.

The woman told the deputy her 4-year-old son accidentally shot her while he was sitting in the back seat. A handgun was found on the floor in the back of the vehicle and there didn t appear to be any bullet entry points on the exterior of the truck so Wells said the shot was most likely fired from inside. The mother, identified as 31-year-old Jamie Gilt of Jacksonville, and her son were the only ones inside the truck and the boy was unharmed, according to the Putnam County Sheriff s Office.

Related: Police wait to interview woman shot by 4-year-old son in Putnam County 1 She was shot through the seat and the round went through her back, Wells said of the bullet that went through Gilt s body. The truck, which had a horse trailer attached to the back, was parked partially in the travel lane of Florida 20, Wells said. Family members later told authorities the two were on their way to pick up a horse from the woman s sister when the shooting happened.

Wells said Gilt and her son were less than a mile from her sister s home where they were going to pick up the horse when she was shot. There was a booster seat in the back of the vehicle, but however the boy was not strapped in when the deputy got to them, Wells said. He said investigators are trying to determine whether the child was fastened to the booster seat at the time of the shooting.

A public Facebook account for a woman named Jamie Gilt who lives in Jacksonville and is from Palatka features various pictures of horses and pro-gun messages. Another Facebook page is called Jamie Gilt for Gun Sense. One post, shared on the Jamie Gilt page Sunday, shows an image of two burglars breaking into a home with a message below saying guns are not the answer, but calling 911 is.

In disagreement, Gilt shared the photo and commented that the criminals might change their plans if they knew they were going to get killed. The post included other comments in a discussion that defended the right to carry guns. Thanks.

All of ours know how to shoot too. Even my 4-year-old gets jacked up to target shoot the .22, Gilt responded Monday evening on Facebook after someone commented on the post. It s unclear if the Facebook account belongs to the woman who was shot Tuesday or if the 4-year-old referenced in the post is Gilt s son, but Wells said the gun found in the pickup truck after Tuesday s shooting was a .45-caliber handgun.

Gilt was taken to a hospital in stable condition and the boy is in the custody of family members, Wells said. He said the Department of Children and Families has been contacted but the shooting is being investigated as accidental. We re satisfied that this is not a criminal shooting, Wells said.

Investigators are still trying to determine how the boy got the gun and who it s registered to, Wells said.

He said no charges have been filed yet but authorities will work with the State Attorney s Office to determine if Gilt will be charged depending on how the boy obtained the weapon.

Joe Daraskevich: (904) 359-4308 References ^ Police wait to interview woman shot by 4-year-old son in Putnam County (jacksonville.com)

Guard arrested after contacting anti-assimilation group 0

Guard arrested after contacting anti-assimilation group

A female security guard working at a Jerusalem police station was arrested and sent to house arrest after allegedly contacting the anti-assimilation group Lehava several weeks ago. The guard is suspected of having passed on information to Lehava regarding a female police officer who reportedly is having a romantic relationship with an Arab man. After the officer lent the guard her cellular phone, the guard noticed messages indicating a relationship between the officer and an Arab man.

After taking screenshots of the messages, she forwarded the material to Lehava. A member of Lehava later contacted the police officer s brother, notifying him of the relationship. Once the officer discovered what had transpired, she filed a formal complaint against both the security guard and the Lehava activist who spoke with her brother.

Police quickly arrested the guard. The judge noted that Lehava is a legal organization and that it had committed no crime in contacting the police officer s family. The police s request to extend the guard s arrest were rejected, and she was released to house arrest.

The Lehava activist involved was brought in for questioning and released on his own recognizance. It remains unclear if a formal indictment will be brought against the security guard. Lehava director Bentzi Gopshtain responded to the incident noting the organization s service to families desperate to prevent their children from assimilating and leaving the Jewish people.

We Lehava get a huge amount of calls from families asking for assistance, saying Help us, our daughter is going out with Arabs. We contact those girls and explain to them, respectfully, what they re likely to encounter in such a relationship. Most of the time, thank God, we are successful.

In this particular case we contacted the family, who were stunned by the news and tried unsuccessfully to extricate her from the relationship. Unfortunately, when we file complaints against Arabs who attack or harass Jewish girls, the police aren t quick to address it; but when a police officer is almost taken out of a relationship, all of the sudden they rush to interrogate whoever gave us the information and the Jew who tried to help this girl. We ll continue to help these Jewish girls.

This is not the first time police have arrested individuals for passing on information to Lehava. In February, Border Police officer Matan Amichai 1 1 was arrested for photographing the identification card of a Jewish girl traveling to Eilat with another Jewish girl and two Arab men from Silwan in Jerusalem. Amichai later forwarded the material on to Lehava.

References ^ 2 Matan Amichai (www.israelnationalnews.com) 3 References ^ Matan Amichai (www.israelnationalnews.com) ^ Jump to Link in Article (news.google.co.uk) ^ Matan Amichai (www.israelnationalnews.com)