Old 21st Apr 2011, 15:18
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S76Heavy
 
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What I do find interesting is that the captain was charged and the co-pilot wasn't.
How about the ATCo? He's just as liable according to: [quote](2) Every person commits an offence who—
(a) causes or permits any aircraft, aeronautical product, or aviation related service to be operated, maintained, or serviced; or
(b) causes or permits any other act to be done in respect of any aircraft, aeronautical product, or aviation related service,—
in a manner which causes unnecessary danger to any other person or to any property.

However I agree with Surplus1 about the responsibility of the authorities to set clear limits regarding the need for sufficient time to return under VFR.
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