§ Major GLYN
asked the Secretary of State for Air what is the total number of fatal accidents in the Air Force during the 12 months previous to 31st January last, indicating those that took place to machines attached to the Navy and to those which were of an experimental type; and what is the total loss in value of the wrecked machines?
§ Sir S. HOARE
As regards the first part of the question, there were 58 fatal accidents in the Royal Air Force during the period stated. Eight of these affected machines belonging to Fleet Air Arm flights, and two affected experimental types of machines. As regards the last part, the undepreciated value of the machines involved in these accidents was £135,000. The value of the parts salved cannot be estimated without undue labour.