§ 17. Mr. Thorne
asked the Secretary of State for Air whether he can now give any information in connection with the Royal Air Force aeroplane that crashed 333 into a farmhouse at Quarry Farm, Ingleby, Barwick, Stockton-on-Tees; and how many of the crew and civilians were killed and injured?
§ Sir A. Sinclair
The aircraft was engaged on night flying training, and it crashed soon after taking off. It was so badly damaged that it was not possible to ascertain from the wreckage the cause of the mishap. The Royal Air Force Court of Inquiry which investigated the accident found that it was probably due to the aircraft stalling. Unfortunately, the five Service occupants of the aircraft and four members of the family living in the farmhouse were killed. One other civilian was slightly injured. I am sure that the House will join with me in expressing sympathy with the relatives of those who lost their lives in this tragic occurrence.