HC Deb 04 November 1959 vol 612 cc58-9W
103. Mr. de Freitas

asked the Secretary of State for Air on whose instructions a Royal Air Force Vulcan bomber attempted to land on the airport at Wellington, New Zealand, on Sunday, 25th October; and whether he will make a statement.

Mr. Ward

A Royal Air Force detachment visited New Zealand on the occasion of the opening the Wellington Airport, and the programme for the visit included a landing by Vulcan aircraft at the Airport. A Vulcan was damaged in an attempt to land there on 25th October. An inquiry is to be held into the circumstances of the accident