Chinook “new” evidence rejected

John Major’s face was ashen as he asked to use the phone in my office on hearing the news of the Chinook crash, after taking part on an Election Call programme for the Euro-election of 1994. (I was surprised he didn’t have his own comms but there you are). It was such a casually awful waste of life. And so began a saga which hasn’t ended even now. The case for the pilots isn’t all family based. Malcolm Rifkind, former Defence Secretary, switched sides and Lord Chalfont a dedicated forces buff and Wilson government minister has always been a champion.

  • Questions

    What was a regiment doing stationed in a disused army barracks which was closed down some years before.
    Never before has the military used former bases for manouvers.
    Why were the soldiers told to look for papers and not survivors????

  • It was Sammy Mc Nally what done it

    Not normally a great one for conspiracy theories meself although do agree with the suggestion that both Lady Di and Elvis are living together in an MI5 safe house until they can assume the throne but there seems to be a bit of chinookery about the missing black box on the police vehicle in the recent crash. Was it ever actually stated the details of the call the police were responding to – the BBC website did not give this detail – presumably this detail did emerge?

  • Dec

    Was it ever actually stated the details of the call the police were responding to – the BBC website did not give this detail – presumably this detail did emerge?

    Assisting an arrest in Rostrevor, Sammy.

  • No one has yet explained what this other Chinook was up to on the north coast on that fateful late afternoon in June 1994 or who it belonged to.

  • It was Sammy Mc Nally what done it

    Dec,

    ta – any specifics given – not interested in specifics themselves but whether it is a confirmable story?

    Nevin,

    do the military not move their aircraft around regulalry without providing explanations?

  • Sammy, an official explanation was given to William Ross about Chinooks flying in NI that day but it didn’t cover the one with the unusual camouflage pattern on the north coast.

    The man in the paint shop acknowledged that such a pattern indicated that this helicopter, if it was British, would have been used by a special operations group.

    I’m told that there was a US Seals group based at Machrihanish at that time so perhaps it could have been a US Chinook.

    I’m colour-blind so I can’t list the colours.

  • The Chinook crash was just one of those coincidental events which worked out well for the Clinton White House “peace process”.

    The Provos declared a ceasefire the following month….

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