Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Servicemen's lives aren't worth the money

THE Hercules air crash disaster which killed nine RAF personnel and a soldier in Iraq could have been avoided if the MoD had fitted a fuel safety device requested by pilots, a report has revealed.

It seems that a British serviceman's life is not worth protecting if there are a few pounds of saving to be made. Shamefully, the PC BBC and Guardian newspaper lead with the headline that had the device been fitted there is a chance that it wouldn't have saved them. This is a strange emphasis to make. Especially as this device is fitted as standard on American and Australian aircraft. Its like saying: well theres no point in giving policemen bullet proof jackets when going into gunfire situations as there is a chance that the jacket might NOT save them.

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