被F-16飞行员意外击毙的居家男子被判2500万美元

2020-10-16 10:06

Family of a civilian contractor accidentally strafed and killed by a student F-16 pilot who mistook his car for the target is awarded $25m after 20mm round went through his head MUg世界播

一名平民承包商的家人被一名F-16学员飞行员误认为目标而被扫射身亡,在20毫米子弹穿过他的头部后,他的家人获得了2500万美元的赔偿。MUg世界播


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Charles Holbrook was shot and killed as he was in the observation area of a botchedtraining missionon Holloman Air Force Base in January 2017 MUg世界播

2017年1月,查尔斯·霍尔布鲁克(Charles Holbrook)在霍洛曼空军基地(Holloman Air Force Base)一次拙劣的军事训练任务的观察区被枪杀MUg世界播


The family of a civilian contractor accidentally strafed and killed by a student F-16 pilot during a botched 2017 training has been awarded almost $25million in a wrongful death lawsuit. MUg世界播

一名平民承包商的家人在2017年一次拙劣的训练中被一名学生F-16飞行员意外扫射并杀害,在一起不当死亡诉讼中获得了近2500万美元的赔偿。MUg世界播


On January 31, 2017, Charles Holbrook was in the observation area during a nighttime active weapons training exercise on Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico, where he was visiting for work. MUg世界播

2017年1月31日,查尔斯·霍尔布鲁克在新墨西哥州霍洛曼空军基地进行夜间现役武器训练演习时,正在观察区内,当时他正在那里工作。MUg世界播


The 53-year-old was struck through the head by a 20mm round when the student pilot accidentally mistook his car for the target and fired on the instruction of his instructor, who also failed to recognize the mistake. MUg世界播

这名53岁的男子被20毫米子弹击中头部,当时实习飞行员不小心将他的车误认为目标,并在教练的指示下开枪,教练也没有意识到这个错误。MUg世界播


Holbrook, who was from Florida, was taken toGerald Champion Regional Medical Center but died about an hour and a half later. MUg世界播

来自佛罗里达州的霍尔布鲁克被送往杰拉尔德·冠军地区医疗中心,但大约一个半小时后去世。MUg世界播


His wife, Belen Holbrook, filed a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of herself and the couple's 14-year-old daughter in December 2018, asking for$24,633,042.13 in damages. MUg世界播

2018年12月,他的妻子贝伦·霍尔布鲁克(Belen Holbrook)代表自己和这对夫妇14岁的女儿提起了不当死亡诉讼,要求赔偿24,633,042.13美元。MUg世界播


It was awarded byUnited States Magistrate Judge Stephan Vidmar during a telephone hearing on Wednesday. MUg世界播

该裁决是由美国治安法官斯蒂芬·维德马尔(Stephan Vidmar)在周三的电话听证会上做出的。MUg世界播


'Holbrook was killed when an F-16 student pilot mistook the line of rental cars for the similarly aligned target and was ordered to fire at the group, blowing up one of the rental cars and striking Holbrook in the head with a 20 mm round,' court recordsstate. MUg世界播

法庭记录称:“霍尔布鲁克是在一名F-16学生飞行员将租车队伍误认为类似排列的目标时被打死的,他被命令向这群人开火,炸毁了其中一辆租来的汽车,并用一发20毫米的子弹击中了霍尔布鲁克的头部。”MUg世界播


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Charles Holbrook was in the observation area during a nighttime active weapons training exercise on Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico, pictured, where he was visiting for work MUg世界播

图为查尔斯·霍尔布鲁克在新墨西哥州霍洛曼空军基地进行夜间主动武器训练演习时在观察区,他当时正在那里工作MUg世界播


Both the training pilot and the instructor fromWhite Sands Missile Range were named as John Doe in the case, and the Air Force accepted responsibility for their actions. MUg世界播

白沙导弹靶场的受训飞行员和教官在此案中都被点名为无名氏,空军对他们的行为承担责任。MUg世界播


'The Defendant United States of America through the U.S. Air Force was responsible for the acts and omissions of their employees, agents, apparent agents and contractors, including Defendant John Does I and II, the JTAC personnel and those U.S. Air Force members responsible for training, supervising, directing and ensuring safety in the live fire nighttime run,' the ruling said. MUg世界播

裁决书说,被告美利坚合众国通过美国空军对其雇员、特工、表面特工和承包商的行为和不作为负责,包括被告John Dos I和II、JTAC人员以及那些负责训练、监督、指挥和确保夜间实弹飞行安全的美国空军成员。MUg世界播


The training mission at the base was carried out at night and court records shows that mistakes had been made both by the student pilot and by the instructor in ensuring that they were aiming at the target and not the observation area when they fired. MUg世界播

基地的训练任务是在夜间进行的,法庭记录显示,实习飞行员和教官在射击时都犯了错误,确保他们瞄准的是目标,而不是观察区。MUg世界播


Holbrook had traveled to the base todemonstrate a laser imaging device for the Dutch Air Force as part of his role atSensors Unlimited, a division of United Technologies Aerospace Division. MUg世界播

霍尔布鲁克曾前往该基地,为荷兰空军展示一种激光成像设备,这是他在联合技术航空航天部下属的传感器无限公司担任的角色的一部分。MUg世界播


The Air Force asked him to carry out the demonstration that night when two student F-16 pilots would by carrying out a training exercise on the range nearby. MUg世界播

空军要求他在当晚进行演示,当时两名F-16学员飞行员将在附近的靶场进行训练演习。MUg世界播


'This would be the first time the young pilots performed a nighttime live fire exercise,' the records show. MUg世界播

记录显示,这将是这些年轻飞行员第一次进行夜间实弹演习。MUg世界播


The training was to be a 'close air support scenario where F-16 fighter jets would attack with live ammunition an enemy position when "friendlies" were nearby' in the observation area. MUg世界播

这次训练将是一种“近距离空中支援方案,F-16战斗机将在观察区内”当“友军”在附近时,用实弹攻击敌人的阵地。MUg世界播


It was to include four aircraft - two students and two instructors - with ten people on the ground. MUg世界播

它将包括四架飞机-两名学生和两名教官-地面上有10人。MUg世界播


The trainee pilots and instructors went through a safety briefing before the training but those in the observation crew did not. MUg世界播

见习飞行员和教官在训练前进行了安全简报,但观察组的人没有。MUg世界播


Holbrook was also not given any safety equipment before it began. MUg世界播

霍尔布鲁克在比赛开始前也没有得到任何安全设备。MUg世界播


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The student pilot was conducting his first training by night when the accident happened MUg世界播

事故发生时,实习飞行员正在夜间进行他的第一次训练MUg世界播


It was noted by the other instructor on the training mission believed that it had been especially complicated. MUg世界播

参加训练任务的另一名教官注意到,他认为情况特别复杂。MUg世界播


'It would be the first time in his three years as an instructor at Holloman Air Force Base that they would run this nighttime close air support mission with two flights of two jets each; normally there would only be two jets in the air, not four,' he said. MUg世界播

他说,这将是他在霍洛曼空军基地(Holloman Air Force Base)担任教官三年来,他们第一次执行这项夜间近距离空中支援任务,两次飞行,每次飞行两架喷气式飞机;正常情况下,空中只有两架喷气式飞机,而不是四架。MUg世界播


The observation area and the target both involved a line of vehicles parked on dirt oval with a road running north about a half mile apart. MUg世界播

观察区和目标都涉及一排停在泥土椭圆形上的车辆,一条向北延伸的道路相距约半英里。MUg世界播


'From the air, at night, the observation point for the ground crew looked the same as the target,' court records state. MUg世界播

法庭记录称,从空中看,夜间地勤人员的观察点与目标看起来是一样的。MUg世界播


A red strobe was set up at 6.59pm at the observation pint to distinguish it from the target but the student did not say that he saw it. MUg世界播

下午6点59分,观察点设置了一个红色的闪光灯,以区分它和目标,但这名学生没有说他看到了它。MUg世界播


'This should have set off alarm bells for the (instructor) and he should have asked why the (pilot) did not announce that he saw the strobing observation post or otherwise verified that the (pilot) saw and understood that the infrared strobe indicated the observation post,' court records state. MUg世界播

法庭记录称:“这应该给(教官)敲响警钟,他应该问为什么(飞行员)没有宣布他看到了频闪观察站,或者没有以其他方式证实(飞行员)看到并理解了红外频闪指示了观察站。”MUg世界播


The student and instructor again failed to clarify minutes later when the trainee called out 'capture target' to indict they had spotted it. MUg世界播

几分钟后,当受训人员大喊“捕获目标”,声称他们发现了目标时,这名学生和教官再次未能澄清这一点。MUg世界播


'He never described what he was targeting, and the (instructor pilot) never asked him to describe or verify that the (pilot) was tracking the correct target,' the suit states. MUg世界播

起诉书说,他从未描述过他的目标是什么,(教官飞行员)也从未要求他描述或核实(飞行员)是否正在跟踪正确的目标。MUg世界播


The student began a final run at what he thought was the target at 7.18pm. MUg世界播

晚上7点18分,这名学生在他认为是目标的地方开始了最后一轮比赛。MUg世界播


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A US Air Force plane pictured atHolloman Air Force Base, New Mexico MUg世界播

在新墨西哥州霍洛曼空军基地拍摄的美国空军飞机MUg世界播


The instructor used a laser at this point to highlight the correct target and the student said he was tracking it but did not describe what he saw or if he saw the laser. MUg世界播

教员在这一点上使用激光来突出显示正确的目标,学生说他正在跟踪它,但没有描述他看到了什么,也没有描述他是否看到了激光。MUg世界播


As the student approached the observation point, he failed to recognize that he did no have the real target information on his di MUg世界播

当学生接近观察点时,他没有意识到他的骰子上没有真正的目标信息。MUg世界播


'The (student pilot) either did not recognize or misinterpreted the significant information in his heads-up display, i.e. that the steer point diamond and laser targeting reticle were absent from his display,' court records state. MUg世界播

法庭记录称:“(实习飞行员)要么没有认识到平视显示器中的重要信息,要么曲解了其中的重要信息,即他的显示器上没有方向盘钻石和激光瞄准标线。”MUg世界播


With student and instructor believing they were tracking the same correct target, the instruction was given to fire. MUg世界播

由于学生和教官认为他们追踪的是同一个正确的目标,因此发出了开火的指令。MUg世界播


The student'squeezed the trigger while the nose of the aircraft was pointed at the (observation point) and sent 155 rounds of Vulcan cannon ammunition toward the ground crew, blowing up a rental car and striking Chuck Holbrook in the head with a 20 millimeter round'. MUg世界播

这名学生“在飞机机头对准(观察点)时扣动扳机,向地勤人员发射了155发火神大炮弹药,炸毁了一辆租来的汽车,并用20毫米子弹击中了查克·霍尔布鲁克的头部”。MUg世界播


According to his obituary, Holbrook was a 'friend-to-all' and a highly-decorated United States Air Force Non-Commissioned Officer. MUg世界播

根据他的讣告,霍尔布鲁克是一位“所有人的朋友”,也是一名备受赞誉的美国空军士官。MUg世界播


He also served as a Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC) as part of a Tactical Air Controller Party (TACP). MUg世界播

他还曾作为战术空中管制队(TACP)的一部分担任联合终端攻击控制员(JTAC)。MUg世界播


He served in the United States Air Force for 22 years and 8 months and upon his retirement in 2005, found himself in the close air support arena as a civilian contractor. MUg世界播

他在美国空军服役22年零8个月,2005年退役后,发现自己作为一名平民承包商进入了近距离空中支援领域。MUg世界播


Among his many awards and decorations was aBronze Star andDefense Meritorious Service Medal. MUg世界播

在他的众多奖项和勋章中,有一枚铜星和国防功勋奖章。MUg世界播

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