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Nameless air ambulance tribute to 'finally' have names engraved

Sat, 21 May 2016


A 'nameless' plaque at Noble's Hospital which marks the loss of an air ambulance will be changed to include the details of those who died. 
 
16 years ago five people were killed when the flight they were travelling on from the Isle of Man to Liverpool crashed into the River Mersey. 
 
Afterwards a plaque was placed at the hospital - it read 'This courtyard is dedicated to the loss of the Air Ambulance on June 14th 2000'.
 
The children of Lynne and Stephen Charlton, who died in the crash, have been campaigning for years for some kind of tribute - branding it "disgraceful" that their parents' names weren't included.
 
This week, with the help of MLC David Cretney, the Health and Social Care Minister has confirmed the plaque will now be rectified to have the names included. 
 
Taking to Facebook Mr Cretney said he hoped it would "bring some comfort to the families involved in this sad matter".
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