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2007 Puma Crash, Enquiry and Inquest (Merged)

Old 9th Aug 2007, 16:47
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RIP Guys. My condolences to the familly and friends.
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Old 9th Aug 2007, 17:03
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Oh My God!


My thoughts are with all the families concerned. A very sad day. I have been in a similar situation on the same aircraft type and was lucky to get away with it. I am so sorry and cannot think of words to console you.

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Old 9th Aug 2007, 17:12
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Sincere condolenced from the Dixon household to everyone affected by this terrible incident.

Per Ardua

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Old 9th Aug 2007, 17:14
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Condolences to all the families and friends affected by this tragic incident. I knew 'Taff' and enjoyed much crab/pongo banter whilst he was on his crewmans course at Shawbury. Absolutely gutted, words fail me, yet again.

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Old 9th Aug 2007, 17:20
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The names have just been released. RIP Dave mate.
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Old 9th Aug 2007, 17:52
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A very, very sad day indeed.

My thoughts are with the families and friends of everyone involved.

RIP guys and we'll raise a glass or two tonight in your honour.

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Old 9th Aug 2007, 18:17
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Names Released


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Old 9th Aug 2007, 18:18
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Another sad day. RIP guys. Our thoughts and condolences go out to everyone involved.

Taff it was a pleasure to know you mate. There'll be a cheeky vimto on the bar for you.

Mr and Mrs JC
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Old 9th Aug 2007, 18:25
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Take it easy Taff! It was a pleasure to have had you in the Section. Dave, great to fly with you chap.

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Old 9th Aug 2007, 18:35
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RIP Taff and Dave. Brought it home when i saw the pictures on the news. Only a short time ago they were here at Shawbs and both were very much liked. Brings it home how quickly we ask our guys to 'grow up' nowadays. Both will be missed. A speedy recovery to all else involved.
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Old 9th Aug 2007, 19:11
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Rest in Peace chaps.

Me and Mrs TTH wish all the injured a speedy recovery.

Our thoughts are with all at Benson.

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Old 9th Aug 2007, 19:20
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RIP Taff, you were a good friend.

My deepest sympathy to family and friends of those involved
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Old 9th Aug 2007, 19:50
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RIP Dave. You were a good lad, always smiling, and a good friend. Remember the 'old days' in Atherton St, many big nights out, and many good laughs. See you later mate.
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Old 9th Aug 2007, 20:13
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I never knew you, you were too young and yet you died so close to me. 33 years rotary in service and still airborne now, I grieve for strangers who shared the same life I enjoy now, and you cause me cry in anguish - that there aint no justice.

RIP lads, my thoughts are with you and for those you left.
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Old 9th Aug 2007, 20:16
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RIP Gentlemen
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Old 9th Aug 2007, 20:20
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Shocked, Sad and Sombre


I remember you both fondly from your days at Shawbury - Taff, you were always smiling - quite unusual for a guy in training! Dave, I remember telling you to slow down as you flew round the base in your sportscar - you gave me a stiff ignoring if I recall! Both of you were a pleasure to fly with, and I was stopped in my tracks when I heard the terrible news today. Gents, remember always that a dream does not ever die, but sees you into eternity , so keep flying, and I'll see you one day - I'll call 'in' when I'm there.

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Old 9th Aug 2007, 20:23
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So very, very, sad.
Thoughts with families and 33.
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Old 9th Aug 2007, 20:25
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The SH boys and girls are having a raw time out East at the moment, both in the front and rear, and this is such a particular tragedy on "home turf". Thoughts are with you all and, as everyone says, very best wishes to those who were injured for a speedy recovery and to the families of those in mourning and those at hospital bedsides. God Speed.
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Old 9th Aug 2007, 20:27
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A great Sqn and a top station suffering a loss, thoughts with family and friends.


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Old 9th Aug 2007, 21:03
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Two brave men doing a wonderful job. They will be missed.

Rest in Peace Lads
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