SNP slam Chinook crash findings

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The SNP has reacted angrily to Ministry of Defence documents which cast further doubt on the cause of the Chinook helicopter crash on the Mull of Kintyre in 1994.

The newly published papers suggest that there were official concerns over the airworthiness of the RAF’s fleet of Chinooks two years prior to the crash which killed four crew members and all twenty-five passengers.

Westminster SNP Leader and Defence spokesman Angus Robertson MP said: “These documents point to a shocking state of affairs. They must be examined by Lord Alexander Philip’s ongoing inquiry. It beggars belief that these documents were never shown to the officer in charge of signing off the aircraft’s airworthiness, or made available to any previous probe into the accident.”{jcomments on}