BBC reports Suspected Murder at Long Marston

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just reading the BBC news website and its reporting that a gyro copter has killed a 40 year old male following a Hunt http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/coventry_warwickshire/7933734.stm not sure how much truth there is in this to be honest...it is the BBC anyone know anything? mods please change the title accordingly if you think it isnt appropriate
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After reading the report I still cant figure out why they are looking into it as murder.
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Perhaps the writer confused "homicide" with murder. (Although I can't believe anyone at the BBC would be so foolish).

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Very strange, and tragic of course. As the facts emerge, it would seem this will turn out to be an accident. From The Times- ''Civil Aviation Authority records show that Bryan Griffiths, of Bedworth, is the registered owner of the gyrocopter involved in the fatal accident. There is no indication that he was one of those arrested. Emergency services were called to the airfield just after 3pm yesterday after reports of a collision involving an aircraft and a pedestrian. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. It is believed that Mr Morse had gone with a friend to the airfield to try to discover who had been piloting the gyrocopter. He and a woman were believed to have approached the aircraft as it was refuelling. The airfield manager, Anthony Hodges, 57, said: “It was the only aircraft to land all day and I believe the aircraft hit him as it was taxiing on the runway.”
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So if it hit the guy as it was taxying it would suggest he was standing in a place he shouldnt be.. Not sure you can call that murder. :rolleyes:
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The chap that was killed was a huntsmaster. The gyro had been flying over a hunt that day and filming it from above, seems the hunstmaster went on to the airfield to confront the pilots , but he did not see the blade at the rear and was struck .

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BBC says he was struck on the head by the rear propeller. This seems a very unpredictable means by which to commit murder, seeing as it cannot reverse into its victim, and to run strike them from the front is more likely just to knock them over. Regardless, the BBC uses 'murder' in preference to 'accident'.