Chinook Crash Mull Of Kintyre 2 June 1994 – Memories of a sad call – out Part 2

Part 2 of the Chinook Crash Mull Of Kintyre


2 June 1994  – Part 2

When you arrive at such a scene of incredible destruction it is amazing how you cope. This was the job the RAF Mountain Rescue train for military aircraft crashes and  this is what were are paid to do. Our job is to rescue and recover military aircraft and the 6 of us in the “fast party” that had arrived by Sea King helicopter had huge experience in aircraft crash sites. After the initial survey round the very dangerous crash site, where we moved fast and in pairs and with all the 29 on board located we have to ensure that all the evidence at the crash site is not touched. This means that all the casualties have to stay in place and await the Police and Air Investigation Board arrive. (AIB) The locals, local Police / Fire and Ambulance were already on scene and…

View original post 1,534 more words

About heavywhalley.MBE

After dinner speaker Lecturer and Mountain Rescue Specialist. Environmentalist. Spent 36 years with RAF Mountain Rescue and 4 years with a civilian Team . Still an active Mountaineer and loves the wild places.
This entry was posted in Aircraft incidents. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.