HC Deb 09 December 1970 vol 808 cc129-30W
75. Mr. Dan Jones

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will make a further statement on the air crash at Barcelona on 3rd July, 1970, with particular reference to the information contained in the black box.

Mr. Noble

The valuable information concerning height, heading and airspeed extracted from the flight data recorder was used in the reconstruction referred to in the statement made by the then Minister of State for the Board of Trade on 23rd July. The results of the examinations subsequently carried out in this country of some of the radio sets and an altimeter are not inconsistent with this reconstruction. These results have been forwarded to the Spanish Commission, who are continuing their investigation. The United Kingdom Inspector of Accidents accredited to them is hoping to discuss progress with them shortly.