Senior Aircraftman Hughes
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RAF death of Scott Hughes 'avoidable'

A coroner has blamed a systemic failure of safety systems after an RAF airman died when he was struck by a speedboat in Cyprus.

Senior Aircraftman Scott Hughes, 20, from Y Felinheli in Gwynedd, had just completed a tour of Afghanistan.

His family said his death was a "wholly avoidable catastrophe". They said they are planning to sue the Ministry of Defence.

Matthew Richards was at the inquest in Llandudno.

Dead airman's family 'to sue' MoD

  • 19 Sep 2013
  • From the section Wales