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Multi-millionaire businessman Stephen Curtis.<br />
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The deaths of the British boss of a Russian oil firm and his helicopter pilot in a crash 14 years ago were no accident, according to a friend who wants police to re-investigate the case.<br />
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Wealthy businessman Stephen Curtis and Max Radford were killed when their helicopter crashed near Bournemouth Airport in Dorset in March 2004.<br />
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Although an inquest later heard Mr Curtis had received death threats and had his phones tapped, a jury returned a verdict that the pair died from an accident and pilot error was to blame.<br />
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But fellow pilot John Hackney, a friend of Mr Radford, has spoken out in the wake of the nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy in Salisbury, to claim that Moscow also had a hand in the fatal crash.