§ Mr. Spriggs
asked the Minister of Aviation if he will state the number of people killed and seriously injured in scheduled air services and chartered aircraft accidents separately, for each of 167W the last five years, and up to the latest convenient date in the current year.
§ Mr. Marten
The numbers of passengers and crew killed and seriously injured in the five years 1959 to 1963 inclusive, in accidents to aircraft on the British Register, engaged on public transport flights were as follows:
— Killed Seriously Injured 1959 Scheduled flights — 3 Non-scheduled flights 46 1 1960 Scheduled flights — 8 Non-scheduled flights 3 2 1961 Scheduled flights 29 26 Non-scheduled flights 73 — 1962 Scheduled flights 13 5 Non-scheduled flights 112 3 1963 Scheduled flights — 2 Non-scheduled flights — — 1964 (up to 1st March) Scheduled flights 83 — Non-scheduled flights — —
In addition, two ground staff were killed, one in 1962 and one in 1963, when they walked into turning propellers, and a traffic clerk was seriously injured in 1963, when he fell from an aircraft as it was about to leave the apron.