British Midland Airways has been fined £150,000 ($233,000) by a UK court after admitting "negligently endangering life", following an unprecedented criminal prosecution brought by the UK Civil Aviation Authority.

The case relates to an incident in February 1995, when one of the airline's Boeing 737-400s made an emergency landing, after a fitter failed to replace engine high-pressure rotor-drive oil covers during maintenance. A supervisor failed to perform engine ground runs that should have identified the problem.

British Midland says that recommendations from the UK Air Accidents Investigation Branch's report into the incident have been implemented.

Source: Flight International