HC Deb 29 July 1938 vol 338 c3511W
Mr. Perkins

asked the Secretary of State for Air whether he is aware that a civil aircraft was approaching Croydon airport on the direct course from Dungeness at 11.10 a.m. on 26th July at 3,400 feet, and when this machine was between three and four miles south of Croydon airport a Gloster single-seater fighter looped directly in front of the civil aircraft; and whether, with the object of preventing a possible aerial collision to an air-liner, he will issue instructions to all Air Force stations to avoid the international airway between Croydon airport and the coast as far as possible?

Captain Balfour

No information has been received by the Air Ministry regarding the alleged incident from the pilot of the civil aircraft referred to. If my hon. Friend will supply me with further particulars inquiry will be made. Detailed orders are already in existence to obviate the risk of collision on air-traffic routes and my right hon. Friend does not consider that further instructions are required.