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Turnberry, owned by Donald Trump, gains from US military use of Prestwick. Picture: Robert Perry

Conflict of interest probe into Trump resort and Scottish airport

A powerful committee in the US Congress has launched an inquiry into spending by the US defence department at the Scottish Government-owned Prestwick Airport amid concerns of “serious conflicts of interest” and potential violations of military custom at the transport hub and president Donald Trump’s nearby Turnberry resort.

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Clutha victims. (Top: left to right) David Traill; PC Kirsty Nelis; PC Tony Collins; Gary Arthur; Samuel McGhee (Bottom: left to right) Colin Gibson; Robert Jenkins; Mark O'Prey; John McGarrigle; Joe Cusker. Picture: Getty

Clutha crash preventable, expert tells inquiry

The Clutha helicopter disaster could have been prevented if a modification had been made to the aircraft which automatically switched on its forward fuel transfer pump in the event of a red low fuel warning, a senior aviation engineering expert has said.

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