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

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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…

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