HC Deb 05 May 1937 vol 323 c1151
51. Mr. Day

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air the total number of accidents that have occurred to Royal Air Force machines for the 12 months ended to the last convenient date involving casualties to the personnel, fatal or otherwise?

Sir P. Sassoon

The number asked for, in the 12 months ended 30th April, 1937, was 165, but in a large proportion of these accidents only minor injuries resulted.

Mr. Day

Do these pilots receive weather reports before they start on their journeys?

Sir P. Sassoon

Yes, Sir.

Mr. Everard

Is it not a fact that there are far more accidents in some countries of Europe where they are not published at all?