HC Deb 09 July 1947 vol 439 c219W
13. Major Beamish

asked the Secretary of State for Air, in view of the recent inquiry in Poland into the death of General Sikorski, if he will make a full statement of the circumstances in which the Liberator carrying General Sikorski crashed on 4th July, 1943.

Mr. P. Noel-Baker

I am not aware that any recent inquiry has been made in Poland into the death of General Sikorski. As the hon. and gallant Member is no doubt aware, a R.A.F. court of inquiry made a searching investigation into the causes of the accident. It was then established that the accident was due to the jamming of the elevator controls; that the security arrangements on the aerodrome were satisfactory, and that there was no question of sabotage.