HC Deb 21 December 1927 vol 212 c388
28. Colonel DAY

asked the Secretary of State for Air whether he is now in a position to state the amount of damage done to Sir Alan Cobham's machine during its landing at the seaplane base at Malta on Tuesday, 29th November?

The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for AIR (Sir Philip Sassoon)

A pair of wing tip floats was carried away by the swell during landing and the port elevator and lower port plane were damaged by heavy sea whilst the machine was being beached. These parts are being renewed with as little delay as possible.