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Old 3rd Sep 2009, 06:11
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linwood crash 10th anniversary

Today marks the 10th anniversary of the crash of the cessna 404 at Linwood near Glasgow Airport carrying the Airtours crew, i cant believe its been 10 years. R.I.P
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Old 3rd Sep 2009, 19:23
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Can't believe it was 10 years ago. I knew 2 of them. RIP Colin Finnie & Bill Henderson.
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Old 3rd Sep 2009, 19:59
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Well done LOGICAL , nice post.
I remember it well , still vividly recall the floodlights and the white tent as i drove in on the A737 on the Saturday.
RIP and condolences to all affected.
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Old 6th Sep 2009, 13:26
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Was Bill Henderson ex TFC in Dundee? or another bod, thanks. Colin Finnie rings a bell too, but from where? Not idle curiosity, but this one passed me by as I was 7yrs into a 13 yr sojourn in Froggy-land at the time & didn't hear at the time who was onboard.
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Old 6th Sep 2009, 13:36
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A very sad day it was to......how time flies, I would have said it was only about 5 or 6 years ago!!

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Old 6th Sep 2009, 15:31
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Yes, Colin was a really nice guy..

taken in another tragic accident which should never have happened. RIP. bm
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Old 6th Sep 2009, 19:41
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Yes, Bill Henderson was with Tayside at Dundee. He later moved to Aberdeen as Manager of Aberdeen Flying Club & later moved to Glenrothes to set up Tayside's operation there in the early 90's. Bill was a thoroughly nice guy & always very helpful - a real people person. He was co-pilot of the crash aircraft.

Colin Finnie was Formerly with Bristows (from 1988) in Aberdeen, Stornoway & Unst (probably others too) flying the S-61. He moved to Airtours flying the A320 during the late 90s. He was hugely energetic & enthusiastic. Colin is second left in the picture below (sorry about the poor quality).
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Old 6th Sep 2009, 20:22
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Yes 10 years R.I.P. to all concerned. Colin Finnie for sure his luck ran out that day. He had been taken off a Command course, can't remember the reason, not to do with Colin, probably financial. He went on sby and the rostered FO for the flight went sick.
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Old 6th Sep 2009, 20:43
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Was Colin by any chance the son of John Finnie? If so, can anyone put me in touch with John; we lost contact many years ago.
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Old 3rd Sep 2019, 16:54
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Today marks 20 years. Still not forgotten.
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Old 4th Sep 2019, 09:07
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We were just starting our Belfast up for a positioning flight back to Stansted after a night stop. I remember seeing the RFF charging off to a crash gate and thinking that they must be doing a timed exercise? What struck me was how quickly flying operations started again. As we taxied out the RN Sea King was just landing on scene. It made for a very sombre flight home.....

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