New doubts raised on Chinook crash ruling

Collins, Tony
May 2008
Computer Weekly;5/27/2008, p1
Trade Publication
The article reports that Derek Hine, a retired air commodore of Great Britain’s Royal Air Force (RAF), has raised his concern over the cause of Chinook helicopter crash 14 years ago. The RAF blamed the helicopter pilots for the crash, which killed the aircrew and 25 VIPs. But Hine said there was too much evidence of software problems on the type of Chinook that crashed to convince him that the pilots were definitely to blame. Hine chaired an RAF standing committee in 1982 which established rules for RAF boards of inquiry into accidents.


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