§ 66. Mr. J. Howard
asked the Minister of Aviation what observations he has to make on the Report received from the Spanish Director General of Civil Aviation on the accident to the Dakota air- 108W craft G-AMZD, which occurred on 19th August, 1959, on Montseny Peak, Spain; and, in particular, what steps he proposes to take to prevent an occurrence of a similar disaster in the future.
§ Mr. Sandys
This aircraft departed from the normal route and the Spanish Government inquiry found that, contrary to the regulations, it entered cloud while flying under Visual Flight Rules. Although the exact circumstances immediately before the crash are not known, it appears that observance of the regulations would have prevented this accident.