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Date:02-JUN-1994
Time:c. 18:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic H47 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing Chinook HC2 (CH-47D)
Owner/operator:Royal Air Force (RAF)
Registration: ZD576
C/n / msn: MA036/M7010
Fatalities:Fatalities: 29 / Occupants: 29
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Mull of Kintyre, Scotland -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Aldergrove, Northern Ireland
Destination airport:Fort George, Inverness, Scotland
Narrative:
Flew into rising cliffs of Bienn na Lice, near the Mull of Kintyre Lighthouse, Strathclyde in low cloud at high speed, killing all twenty-five passengers and four crew on board. Among the passengers were almost all the United Kingdom's senior Northern Ireland intelligence experts. It was the RAF's worst peacetime disaster.

An RAF board of inquiry in 1995 ruled that the cause was pilot error; on 13 July 2011 a new report cleared both pilots.

Sources:

1. http://mod.uk/NR/rdonlyres/5DF42860-16A3-43A1-B983-03C843531CBB/0/maas94_02_chinook_hcmk2_zd576_2jun94.pdf
2. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1994.htm
3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1994_Scotland_RAF_Chinook_crash
4. picture of wreckage: http://www.chinook-helicopter.com/history/aircraft/UK/ZD576/ZD576.html
5. http://www.computerweekly.com/news/2240103971/Chinook-ZD576-exclusive-picture
6. https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/247259/1348.pdf

Dec-2018 : https://www.scotsman.com/news/uk/co-operation-on-kintyre-chinook-crash-welcomed-1-4849279

Media:

1994 Chinook Crash Memorial

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
02-Jun-2009 12:47 Anon. Updated
07-Jun-2009 08:24 Anon. Updated
18-Aug-2009 23:36 Anon. Updated
11-Mar-2010 09:13 TB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
26-Jun-2010 08:14 TB Updated [Narrative]
10-Jul-2011 04:44 Anon. Updated [Registration, Source, Narrative]
13-Mar-2012 09:21 TB Updated [Time, Registration, Operator, Source, Narrative]
06-Jun-2012 06:29 TB Updated [Registration, Source]
27-May-2013 22:59 Dr. John Smith Updated [Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
22-Jul-2015 06:36 Iceman29 Updated [Source, Embed code]
28-Dec-2018 21:15 Iceman 29 Updated [Source, Embed code]

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