is with very deep regret that the Ministry of Defence
has to confirm that Flight Lieutenant Kristian Michel
Alexander Gover was killed in a helicopter accident
at Basrah International Airport on the morning of 19
July 2004. Aged 30 and unmarried, he was a Puma helicopter
pilot serving with 33 Squadron, based at RAF Benson
Captain Nigel Wharmby, the RAF Commander at Basrah Airport,
is a tragic accident in which a very professional
and well respected pilot has lost his life. All the
servicemen and women in Iraq operate with the very
highest level of professionalism, none less so than
our helicopter crews who perform magnificently in
arduous circumstances. Kris' death has hit everyone
at Basrah very hard, even those who only knew him
briefly. Our thoughts and sympathy go out to his family
and friends at this extremely difficult time."
media are strongly asked to respect his family's privacy.
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