HC Deb 05 May 1926 vol 195 cc274-5
26. Lord FERMOY

asked the Secretary of State for Air if his attention has been called to the fatal flying accident which occurred at King's Lynn on Sunday last, the machine in question belonging to Messrs. Lloyd Aviation Company; whether he is aware that this machine also contained a pleasure passenger and, as advertised, was giving an exhibition of crazy flying over the town; and whether he proposes to take any action in this matter?


The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. With regard to the second part, the passenger was carried at his own request and was not fare-paying; crazy flying was advertised to take place, but the accident occurred during the first stage of this flying; the exhibition was being given from a licensed aerodrome outside the town.

As regards the third part of the question, the accident is now under investigation by the Inspector of Accidents, and I am awaiting his report.


May I ask whether in the case of people who are carrying passengers in this way any regulations are issued for the safety of the passengers?


Yes, Sir, there are very stringent regulations, and I am having an investigation to see whether the regulations were carried out or not in this case.