HC Deb 27 April 1983 vol 41 c361W
Mr. Russell Johnston

asked the Secretary of State for Defence whether he will make a statement about the circumstances of the accident at Fort Augustus, Inverness-shire, on 21 April, when an aircraft of the Red Arrows struck a power line.

Mr. Wiggin

On 21 April an RAF Hawk piloted by a member of the Red Arrows display team on a transit flight struck a cable near Fort Augustus. The aircraft was damaged but was able to land at Inverness Airport. The passenger, an RAF sergeant, ejected and sustained some injuries. The circumstances of the accident are being investigated.