Helicopter crash revisited through dual mediums

Rev. Roddy McNidder talks to journalists about his recollection of the MOK helicopter crash.

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A documentary which revisits the Mull of Kintyre helicopter crash of 1994 will air on BBC Scotland at 8pm next Wednesday July 28.

The Disasters that Shocked Scotland series examines major events from the view of those impacted through archive footage, emotional testimony and interviews with journalists who covered the stories.

While heading to a security conference at Fort George on June 2 1994 a Chinook of the Royal Air Force helicopter, which was carrying Northern Irish intelligence officers, crashed into a hillside on the Mull of Kintyre.

The crash resulted in the deaths of all 25 passengers and four crew on board.

Roddy McNidder, who was the parish minister at the time, talks to the Two Rivers Media Team about his experience.

Last month a new book was released which attempts to uncover the cause and culpability of the disaster.

Written by David Hill, with contribution from John Blakely, An Inconvenient Truth, examines fresh evidence as to what caused the crash.

The book has been published by Nemesis Books with all proceeds going to St Richard’s Hospice, Worcester.