Sunday, December 2, 2007

MoD braced for row over Nimrod crash report

By Thomas Harding, Defence Correspondent, and Stephen Adams Last Updated: 3:46am GMT 03/12/2007

Fresh questions over Britain's defence budget are set to be raised this week when an official report is published into why an RAF surveillance plane exploded over Afghanistan last year, killing 14.
The Ministry of Defence is braced for criticism when a board of inquiry announces its findings into the loss of the 37-year-old Nimrod MR2 aircraft.
Bereaved families believe the crash, which resulted in the biggest loss of British servicemen's lives in a single incident since the Falklands conflict, was the result of "incompetence and lack of funding".

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