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Mother says daughter's death was preventable.

A MOTHER whose daughter died during RAF adventure training says the tragedy could have been prevented.

Retired teacher Anne Bond, of Southport, spoke after an inquest into the death of her RAF officer daughter Elizabeth, 25, who fell 300ft from a mountain, recorded a verdict of misadventure.

She said: ``The RAF have already given me an apology and say they've put in place a new set of regulations. This was an accident that could have been prevented.

``Elizabeth was a great girl, a wonderful daughter and friend, '' her mother, a widow, added.

Flight Lieutenant Bond, based at RAF College Cranwell in Lincolnshire, slipped on Snowdon in November 2001.

The Caernarfon inquest heard she failed to heed advice to clip herself to a sling around a boulder.

Coroner Dewi Pritchard-Jones said: ``This was a preventable accident. The safety equipment was there but not used. ''

The inquest jury called for a review of the instructor-student ratio and of risk assessment.

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Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Date:Jan 28, 2005
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