HC Deb 11 February 1943 vol 386 cc1448-9
69. Mr. Thorne

asked the Secretary of State for Air whether he can give any information about the boy, 14 years of age, who took an aeroplane from an aerodrome on Salisbury Plain, flew it and, on coming down, landed in a tree; and why the aeroplane was not immobilised?

The Secretary of State for Air (Sir Archibald Sinclair)

I am informed that the aircraft in question belongs to the United States Army and that an inquiry by the United States authorities into the incident is taking place.