In an inquest lasting three years the Wiltshire coroner, David Masters, has unearthed a disgraceful story of carelessness and disinterest both in the RAF itself and the Ministry of Defence in dealing with a known hazard. In his judgement Mr Masters said it was unbelievable that no record existed of who was responsible for failing to give the problem the necessary priority since it was first raised in the early 1990s.
Sometimes UK coroners have seemed unduly harsh in making judgements on deaths under the extreme pressures of the battlefield. But the Hercules crash was different. Its cause was unforgivable inefficiency.
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