At 9.30am on 2nd September 2006, Nimrod XV230 took off for a mission over Afghanistan. At 11.00am it rendezvoused with a Tristar tanker for air-to-air refuelling, which took about 10 minutes. One minute later a bomb bay fire warning sounded. Four minutes later the crew made their last transmission. At 11.17am, a Harrier pilot saw the aircraft explode. All 14 crew were lost.
This workshop follows the learning from the Haddon-Cave report, which found organisational, cultural and leadership failings, alongside a ‘lamentable’ safety case.