HC Deb 24 January 1940 vol 356 c561
18. Mr. Simmonds

asked the Secretary of State for Air whether he can make any statement regarding the recent loss of an Imperial Airways flying boat in the Mediterranean?

Sir K. Wood

An investigation into the cause of this accident is now in progress and I am therefore not in a position to make a statement at the present time.

Mr. Simmonds

Will my right hon. Friend carefully investigate whether in fact the route now adopted by these flying boats is more hazardous from a meteorological point of view than the route adopted in peace-time, and, if necessary, consider the question of adopting some modified route?

Sir K. Wood

Yes, Sir. I will see to that matter myself.

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