Military investigators issue preliminary report on April 2014 Lynx Mk.9 crash

Military investigators issue preliminary report on April 2014 Lynx Mk.9 crash 14 Jul, 14, Source: HeliHub.com

Two key statements sum up the current situation of the investigation of the crash of Army Air Corps Lynx Mk.9A ZF540 on 26th April 2014 20 km south of Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, killing all 3 crew members and the 2 passengers onboard:-

The CVR [cockpit voice recorder] offers evidence of controlled flight and no acknowledgement by the crew of a technical malfunction. At this stage, the Service Inquiry Panel has not discovered any evidence to suggest that technical failure led to this accident, and there are no immediate safety concerns regarding the Lynx Mk9A fleet. However, considerable further technical analysis will be undertaken to ascertain to the greatest extent possible whether all the major systems were functioning correctly.

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Whilst not in a position to confirm the cause of this accident, given the weight of evidence, the Service Inquiry Panel is confident that Enemy Action can be ruled out as a potential causal factor

See full text of interim report

Jeremy Parkin – HeliHub.com

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