§ Mr. Thorne
asked the Secretary of State for Air whether he can give any information in connection with an aeroplane which had been giving a display in Pershore "Wings for Victory" week and crashed on a roof of an hotel; how many of the crew were killed; and what was the cause of the accident and the amount of the damage done?
§ Sir A. Sinclair
This regrettable accident, the causes of which are under investigation, occurred when one of a number of aircraft taking part in a flight in connection with a local "Wings for Victory" week crashed into a street in Pershore. The crew of five were killed and one civilian was slightly injured. Damage to property was confined to the roofs of two buildings. The House will wish to join with me in expressing sympathy with the relatives of the Royal Air Force personnel who were killed and with the injured civilian.