Karl Hinett
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Soldier injured in burning Basra Warrior learns to fly

Karl Hinett was one of the British soldiers whose photo went around the world - as he escaped a blazing British Warrior armoured vehicle in Basra in 2005.

He suffered 37 percent burns, and endured 100 hours of operations during his recovery.

Now Karl has gained a Boeing scholarship to enable him to learn to fly, in the hope of ultimately qualifying as a commercial pilot.

Eight years to the day since he was wounded, Karl made his first solo flight from Blackbushe airport in Surrey - in a Warrior aircraft.

Our defence correspondent Caroline Wyatt went to meet him there.

  • 01 Nov 2013
  • From the section UK
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