These things will always happen in war incidents that have been branded friendly fire are just sheer accidents.
No matter what the member of the Idaho Air National guard said re his supposed comment "We're in jail, dude,"
There are of course today rules yes rules for this kind of thing called rules of engagement (ROE) but to my way of thinking accidents will always happen especially in a wartime engagement; I recall when friendly fire killed a lot of British troops in
I don’t recall any courts or coroners involved it was a war.
Later in Malaya now called
Stress of this kind does not help in my opinion.
According to this report SMH an earlier investigation cleared the pilots so there was no court martial for them they were cleared of wrongdoing years ago.
This all happened by the way in 2003 there is a video of the incident on here in which the British government said this video evidence should not have been leaked; I agree with that myself.
Sadly but luckily only one man was killed the language on the tape is strong but I can understand it;
I found it odd that the US military agreed to hand over this evidence to a British coroner I mean this all happened a few years ago and it has taken this long for a coroner to make a finding on the matter more like it was needed so the family of the soldier killed could use it as evidence in a law suit.
So these National guardsmen are being requested to give evidence dragging something up that they probably still have nightmares about as they will never forget it good grief.