HC Deb 19 November 1987 vol 122 c609W
Mr. Cohen

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the answer of 16 July,Official Report, column 600, if he is now in a position to supply the information previously asked for relating to aircraft losses.

Mr. Freeman

Since 1 January 1979, 156 British service personnel have lost their lives in military aircraft accidents during routine operations. In these accidents, 242 aircraft suffered irreparable damage. The costs of these aircraft, at the time of their purchase, is estimated to have been some £580 million.

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