2010 coastguard helicopter crash was pilot error

The Helimar coastguard helicopter crash in 2010 that killed three coastguards was down to the pilot getting confused, and the co-pilot not reading his instruments correctly, according to the official report, published today.

The helicopter hit the water some five nautical miles off the coast of Almería when returning from nighttime exercises.

A lack of night training for the pilots was also blamed.

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