Nikon camera causes plane to nosedive

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Nikon camera causes plane to nosedive
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"The pilot’s Nikon DSLR camera was positioned in front of his arm rest and became jammed with the plane's controls when he moved his seat forward in the incident. The camera wedged between his arm rest and the 'side-stick' - a joystick used to control the plane - which pushed it forward, disengaging the auto-pilot and causing the plane to nosedive.

A Court Martial in 2017 heard Flt Lt Townshend was bored while flying from the UK to Camp Bastion in Afghanistan and “practicing long-exposure photography when his co-pilot left the cockpit to get a cup of tea”.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/08/06/bored-pilot-caused-huge-compensation-payout-mod/

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