A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
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