You quoted - 'Armed Forces Minister Bob Ainsworth as saying the aircraft will continue to fly as there is nothing else suitable'
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"The death of 14 brave servicemen in Afghanistan nearly two years ago was a profound and tragic accident, and my thoughts and sympathies are with their families today.
"The safety and security of our service personnel is an absolute priority for me.
"That is why I have sought the advice of the RAF's most senior officers and have been assured that the changes we have made to the Nimrod mean that it is safe to fly."
Earlier, the RAF's most senior engineer, Air Marshal Sir Barry Thornton, also maintained that serious design failures highlighted by the coroner had now been eradicated.