HC Deb 12 February 1930 vol 235 cc433-4W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air the number of deaths due to accidents to civil flying machines belonging to this country at home and abroad for the years ending 31st December, 1927, 1928 and 1929, respectively?


According to Air Ministry records, there were six fatal accidents to British civil aircraft involving nine deaths in 1927, 13 such accidents involving 19 deaths in 1928, and 12 such accidents involving 33 deaths in 1929. The above figures cover all categories of civil flying, and only a very small proportion of the accidents (under 10 per cent.) occurred on regular air transport services.