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Legal proceedings against the MoD launched after helicopter crash in Catterick

Legal proceedings against the MoD launched after helicopter crash in Catterick

4:16pm 24th September 2009
(Updated 5:06pm 24th September 2009)

Three former army recruits, injured in an RAF helicopter crash in Catterick Garrison, have begun legal proceedings against the Ministry of Defence.

Christopher Hamilton, John Falconer and Dahrll Duncan, who all live in Scotland, are reportedly seeking up to £300,000 each for injury, loss and damage.

They were all forced to quit the army on medical grounds after the Puma aircraft they were in came down in August 2007.

A writ has been lodged at the royal courts of justice in London.

The MOD's told Minster FM this afternoon "Where there's a legal liability to pay compensation, we do so."

Meanwhile, the MoD's also confirmed North Yorkshire Police's investigation into the three men killed in the crash is now over and a RAF Board Inquiry will open at Harrogate  Magistrates Court on October 5th.

It's expected to last three to four weeks.

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