A pilot jailed for crash landing and risking lives ‘still thinks he’s a hero’ – Manchester Evening News

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A ‘greedy and arrogant’ pilot who crashed his plane while narrowly missing the M62 has been jailed for three-and-a-half-years.

Robert Murgatroyd, 52, was sentenced on Friday after being found guilty of endangering the lives of his passengers, three bird watchers who wanted to see a rare bird which had been spotted on a remote island for the first time in 30 years.

The 45-year-old Piper Cherokee plane owned by the defendant was severely overloaded, and was only in the air for a matter of minutes after taking off from Barton Aerodrome.

via A pilot jailed for crash landing and risking lives ‘still thinks he’s a hero’ – Manchester Evening News.