HC Deb 07 November 1929 vol 231 cc1246-7

(by Private Notice) asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air whether he is in a position to give the House any information regarding the air disaster which occurred at Foster Down yesterday?

The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for AIR (Mr. Montague)

An inquest is being held to-morrow at Caterham. In the meantime, I am not in a position to add anything to the facts that have been publicly reported. I should like to take this opportunity of conveying an expression of profound condolence to the relatives of those who lost their lives in this most regrettable accident.


May I ask whether at Croydon any weather report had been received that there was likely to be mist or fog when this machine took the air?


I cannot answer that question.