More on this later but according to the BBC
The highly critical report, by Charles Haddon-Cave QC, said the Afghanistan crash occurred because of a “systemic breach” of the military covenant.
A safety review of the Nimrod MR2 carried out by the MoD, BAE Systems and QinetiQ was branded a “lamentable job”.
Defence Secretary Bob Ainsworth apologised to victims’ families.
Mr Haddon-Cave condemned the change of organisational culture within the MoD between 1998 and 2006, when financial targets came to distract from safety.
He quoted a former senior RAF officer who told his inquiry: “There was no doubt that the culture of the time had switched.
“In the days of the RAF chief engineer in the 1990s, you had to be on top of airworthiness.
“By 2004 you had to be on top of your budget if you wanted to get ahead.”
Mr Haddon-Cave’s report also criticised two RAF officers.
Answorth is the man who told us the Nimrod was airworthy. He lied then and should go.