HC Deb 30 June 1913 vol 54 c1482
53. Mr. FELL

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty if he will inquire further into the question of the repair of damaged aeroplanes; and will he forbid the use of those which have met with serious accidents and have been repaired, but which are only almost as good as new and may have undiscovered flaws in them?


All important repairs are passed by the Admiralty inspectors before the machine is taken over by the flying officer. These inspectors are practical flying officers, who are in close touch with all air work. The suggestion that machines are used which are unsafe is without foundation.


Does the right hon. Gentlemen appreciate the anxiety felt in using machines which have been once broken?


We all appreciate that, and the hon. Gentleman may be quite sure the matter receives attention.