Posted By: FlightGlobal.com By: Craig Hoyle
This September will bring the fifth anniversary of one of the darkest moments in the modern history of the UK Royal Air Force, when 14 servicemen lost their lives as a British Aerospace Nimrod MR2 surveillance aircraft exploded in mid-air over Afghanistan.
Charles Haddon-Cave QC’s damning inquiry into the loss of aircraft XV230 exposed critical design flaws with the Nimrod, and slammed the Ministry of Defence’s “leadership, culture and priorities” with regard to aircraft safety. Among his key recommendations were that an independent organisation should be formed to prevent such an incident from happening again. Read Full Article Here.