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Air crash death talk.

Byline: KIM MUNRO

A DISTRAUGHT military air traffic controller talked about the death of his father on the day two US fighter jets crashed into Ben Macdui in the Cairngorms.

RAF Flight Lieutenant Malcolm Williams, 47, was "jumping from subject to subject" after the aircraft disappeared from radar.

Flying Officer Sophie Green told a court martial: "He told me he thought two aircraft may have crashed. Then he jumped to talking about his father."

Williams had returned to RAF Leuchars, Fife, after two weeks compassionate leave.

He is charged with causing the deaths of pilots Lieutenant Colonel Kenneth Hyvonen, 40, and Captain Kirk Jones, 27, by telling them to descend to 4,000ft, when the safety altitude was 6,500ft.

And he faces an alter- native charge of negligently performing his duties.

Williams has pleaded not guilty.

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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Jan 29, 2003
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