HC Deb 06 August 1924 vol 176 cc2953-4W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air if he will state, in regard to the 294 Royal Air Force flying accidents in which error of judgment was a contributory cause and which occurred between 1st January, 1920, and 31st March, 1924, the number of pilots concerned who had flown 150 hours or more, 100 hours or more but less than 150 hours, 50 hours or more but less than 100 hours, and under 50 hours, respectively, in the six months prior to the accidents in question, discriminating between accidents at home and accidents overseas?


The information required by the hon. and gallant Member would involve a very lengthy research into the records of past years. I may say, however, that the inquiry which is implied in his question, namely, whether there is any connection between the occurrence of an accident and the lack of recent flying experience on the part of the officer concerned, is being closely watched by the Air Ministry.