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UK Channel 4 news claims documents reveal Chinook HC2 was deemed unsafe before 1994 Mull of Kintyre crash

10th December 2008 - 09:31 GMT | by Peter Donaldson in London


Documents released to the UK’s Channel 4 news show that the Chinook HC Mk2 was deemed unsafe by the Rotary Wing Test Squadron (RWTS) at Boscombe Down shortly before the Mull of Kintyre crash on 2 June 1994 killing 25 intelligence and police officers and all four crew. The British Government has just concluded an inquiry that upheld the original verdict that the pilots alone were responsible for the crash.

Channel 4 News has released extracts from the RWTS document, which was dated 2 June 1994, the day of the accident. The extract is from an indistinct photocopy, but this

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Peter Donaldson


Peter Donaldson

Peter Donaldson is a contributor for Shephard Media and is based in the UK.

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