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    Re: Navigation errors and Sahara crash 1952
    From: David Pike
    Date: 2015 May 31, 02:09 -0700

    The most alarming bit of the report for me however was the almost cursory 2 line statement about the death of the co-pilot "from exhausion, strain and heat" 2 days after the accident in which he received only  minor injuries! I guess, so soon after the war, life was still cheap? I suspect this death would have involved a slightly more detailed investigation now!


    Francis, Bill.  I too looked at the report of the documentary which Frank refers too.  Image 3 is a photograph of the crew and a para-rescue team shortly after the accident.  http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ancient/archaeology/gallery_desert_rescue_03.shtml All are smiling and happy including the Co Pilot except for his sore head. Is it possible that his unexpected death a couple of days later was as a result of “compression” on top of heat exhaustion? Dave  




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