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Chinook crash: Review team members announced

Following recent confirmation that an independent review will be conducted into the 1994 crash of RAF Chinook ZD576 on the Mull of Kintyre, the names of the members of the review have now been announced.

The review will examine all available evidence relating to the findings of the Board of Inquiry into the fatal accident, which happened on 2 June 1994.

The review will be chaired by distinguished Scottish lawyer, The Rt Hon Lord Philip, who will work closely with a panel of three other Privy Counsellors. They are:

  • The Rt Hon Malcolm Bruce MP, a former Liberal Democrat party spokesman on Scotland. He is currently the President of the Scottish Liberal Democrats.
  • The Rt Hon the Lord Forsyth of Drumlean, a former Conservative Secretary of State for Scotland.
  • The Rt Hon the Baroness Liddell of Coatdyke, a Labour Peer and a former British High Commissioner to Australia until 2009. She is also a former Secretary of State for Scotland.

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From the Secretary of State's Written Statement to Parliament:

The terms of reference of the review will be:

To examine all available evidence relating to the findings of the board of inquiry into the fatal accident at the Mull of Kintyre on 2 June 1994; and to report conclusions to the Secretary of State for Defence as soon as possible.

The review will be primarily an examination of the written record of the board of inquiry and of any other related evidence which it considers may throw light on the findings of the board. Lord Philip will, however, be happy to receive representations from individuals and groups with knowledge of the issues involved. Any person wishing to make contact with the review should write in the first instance to its Secretary, Mr Alex Passa, at The Mull of Kintyre Review, 1 Melville Crescent. Edinburgh EH3 7HW.

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