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Sea King Board of Inquiry


On 2 April 2005, nine Navy and Air Force members perished when their Navy Sea King helicopter crashed on the island of Nias, Indonesia. The flight crew and medical personnel were providing humanitarian aid as part of Operation Sumatra Assist II following the Nias earthquake.

The Navy and Air Force personnel were;

Squadron Leader Paul McCarthy

Lieutenant Matthew Davey

Lieutenant Jonathan King

Lieutenant Paul Kimlin

Lieutenant Matthew Goodall

Flight Lieutenant Lynne Rowbottom

Petty Officer Stephen Slattery

Sergeant Wendy Jones

Leading Seaman Scott Bennet

We will remember them 

Biographical details of the deceased are located at 'Memorial' section.