EIGHT of the nine victims of an RAF Hercules crash could only be

identified by their dental records, an inquest heard yesterday.

The effect of the accident at Glen Loch, near Blair Atholl,

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Perthshire, on May 27 meant identification had not been possible by

visual means, Wiltshire coroner David Masters told the inquest at


The coroner said the bodies of the eight crew members had been brought

back last Friday to RAF Lyneham, Wiltshire. The body of the ninth crew

member who died had remained in Scotland.

He named the eight whose bodies were flown back as Squadron Leader

Graeme Young, 54, from Cerney Wick, Cirencester, Gloucestershire;

Squadron Leader Stanley Muir, 49, from Christian Malford, Wiltshire;

Flight Lieutenants Stephen McNally, 27, and Graham Southard, 26, and

Flying Officer Jonathan Owen, 23, all from Lyneham; master engineer

Terence Gilmore, 39, from Neston, Wiltshire; Sergeant Alan King, 32,

from Calne, Wiltshire and Lance Corporal Gary Manning, 23, from


The inquest was adjourned for a provisional three months, to be

resumed after other boards of inquiry into the crash have been carried