MPs to examine Chinook crash

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MPs to examine

Chinook crash

A new inquiry is to be launched into aspects of the RAF Chinook helicopter disaster on the Mull of Kintyre in which 29 people died, MPs decided yesterday.

The investigations will concentrate on general issues arising from the crash. Twenty-five Northern Ireland intelligence experts and four crew died when the helicopter crashed into a remote hillside in thick mist in 1994. An RAF board of inquiry blamed "gross negligence" by the two pilots, which their families have rebutted. The Commons defence select committee will call Armed Forces Minister John Reid to give evidence.

- Andrew Buncombe