HC Deb 06 July 1927 vol 208 c1246
27. Colonel DAY

asked the Secretary of State for Air whether he has received any reports during the previous 12 months of passenger-carrying aeroplanes that have been compelled to make a forced landing in Great Britain owing to lack of petrol; and whether any persons have been injured?

The SECRETARY of STATE for AIR (Sir Samuel Hoare)

Forced landings are not notifiable to the Air Ministry under Regulation unless they involve death or injury to any person or serious structural damage to the aircraft. The only forced landing during the last 12 months due to lack of petrol and notifiable under the above Regulation was one at Westerham on 27th June, 1927, when one passenger was very slightly cut by broken glass.

Colonel DAY

Where did that aeroplane start from that had to make a forced landing?


It was a machine flying from Paris to Croydon.