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Ms Laming, accompanied by her friend Ellie Cauldwell, 22, from Bristol, said she had gone to sleep when she was awakened by the movement of the plane.
Lord Laming said: "In most cases, nothing more than a manager reading a file, or asking a basic question about whether standard practice had been followed, may have changed the course of these terrible events.
Laming had been accused of links with a Peruvian drugs gang and part of his defence was that the banknotes with traces of cocaine that were found in his car had been money paid out by on-course bookmakers after his alleged coup.
In 2007 no fewer than 55 children died at the hands of someone they knew - more than in any of the previous four years - and Lord Laming called their deaths "a reproach to us all".
In his second report, Lord Laming stated that the Every Child Matters framework is right for safeguarding children, but emphasised that more needs to be done to ensure that it is implemented fully.
But this time Lord Laming refused to criticise saying: "It must be very hard for them to do that job and then have society condemn them.
Lord Laming warned there could be another Baby P scandal unless sweeping changes were introduced from government level to those working on the frontline.
Yesterday Lord Laming said child protection had not been given the priority it deserved, noting that 200,000 of the 11 million children in England lived in homes with a known high risk of violence or abuse.
However, Lord Laming, the originator of the scheme, objected to an "all-singing, all-dancing, complicated data base.
Following the Laming Report (2003) investigation into the circumstances surrounding the tragic death of a young girl in England, it has been noted that professional failure is not the responsibility of one agency.
Martin Laming of the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, D.