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Tuskar Rock crash claim a 'forgery'

MISSILE CLAIM

Diarmuid Doyle

Published 30/12/2011 | 05:00

CLAIMS that an Aer Lingus plane crash off the Wexford coast had been caused by a British missile were based on a forged document, according to the Accidents Investigation Branch in London.

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Sixty-one people died when Aer Lingus Flight 712 crashed into the sea near Tuskar Rock, off the Wexford coast in 1968.

In 1981, a woman called Bonnie Gangelhoff contacted the Department of Transport in Dublin to say a private investigator had uncovered documents proving that the plane had been blown from the sky by a British missile.

However, a UK Dept of Trade official described the document as "a rather inept forgery".

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