HC Deb 02 June 1937 vol 324 c1009
45. Mr. Short

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air whether he can make any statement respecting the recent civil air disaster at Doncaster; and whether an inquiry will be held?

Lieut.-Colonel Muirhead

The accident in question occurred at the Doncaster municipal aerodrome last Saturday evening to a civil aircraft which was being flown for the purpose of giving passenger flights, and as a result of it the pilot and three passengers were fatally injured and the other two passengers seriously injured. I should like to express my noble Friend's and my own sympathy with the relatives of the victims and those injured. An investigation by the Inspector of Accidents was begun on Sunday morning, and in accordance with the usual practice followed in the case of accidents to civil passenger aircraft his conclusions as to the cause of the accident will be published in due course.