HC Deb 03 November 1943 vol 393 c643
20. General Sir George Jeffreys

asked the Secretary of State for Air whether he can make any statement as to the recent accident on Salisbury Plain, when seven people were killed by an object which fell from a low-flying aeroplane?

Sir A. Sinclair

This regrettable accident occurred on 23rd October in the course of routine Army training, with which a Royal Air Force aircraft was co-operating. The immediate cause was the accidental release from the aircraft of a certain item of equipment. An investigation into all the circumstances is now being held. I am sure that the House will wish to join with me in expressing sympathy with the relatives of those who lost their lives and with the injured.