Deputy PM confirms Mull of Kintyre helicopter disaster inquiry

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Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg today confirmed a new independent legal inquiry into the 1994 Mull of Kintyre helicopter disaster.

The review, announced to the House of Commons by Defence Secretary Dr Liam Fox in May, was confirmed by Mr Clegg during Prime Minister’s Questions earlier today.

RAF Chinook HC2 ZD576 crashed on the Mull of Kintyre in western Scotland 16 years ago. All 25 passengers and four crew members were killed in the incident.

The Deputy Prime Minister promised that the new review would be completely independent:

The review will be conducted by a respected lawyer who is independent of the government and who has not previously expressed a view on the disaster,” he said.

The reviewer and the precise terms of reference have yet to be announced.