The loss of ZG710

Discussion in 'Aviation' started by PartTimePongo, Aug 24, 2005.

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  1. Very interesting with regards to what it doesn't say...

    No discussion of prevalent SPINS - SWON/OFF lines etc, so I assume with the air picture there was no need to turn it off. If Rapier was happy outbound then did it really go bent in flight?

    This is a sorry piece of work - looks to me like after all the contributory factors the colonial fools notch up we had to find one of our own so it doesn't look like a case of trigger-happy fratricide.

  2. I concur. Met a Spam LTC a few months back who was an Air Defence Bn commander out there at the time (can't remember what division and I'm not sure whether it was his troops or not). His basic reaction was 'sh1t happens'. Wanted to give him a kicking, but it was at a buffet party laid on for him and his colleagues from the Army War College. (Yes, he's on the fast track to bigger and better things.) If that is the mindset of the head-shed types, can we realistically expect things to get any better?
  3. Parts of it read like "Oh yes it is our fault" from their Airships.