Simon Francis Mann (born 26 June 1952) is a former British Army officer. He had been serving a 34-year prison sentence in Equatorial Guinea for his rôle in a failed coup d'état in 2004, before receiving a presidential pardon on humanitarian grounds on 2 November 2009. He is author of Cry Havoc.
'Visibility must have been zero, or close to it... The helicopter flew straight into dense fog. As a former pilot, this struck me as peculiar, to put it mildly'
16 January 2013 11:53 AM
A former mercenary and army officer saw the helicopter moments before it crashed
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