§ Mr. Parkinson
This is a matter for the Central Electricity Generating Board. I shall ask the chairman of the CEGB to write to the hon. Member.
Major accidents to RAF Tornados Date Accident Location Category Cause 12 May 1982 Accident on landing RAF Conningsby 4 Not positively identified 27 September 1983 Accident on descent Wolferton 5 Technical fault 28 October 1983 Accident on descent Off North Norfolk Coast 5 Not positively identified 14 November 1983 Heavy landing RAF Honington 4 Air crew error 6 February 1984 After Lightning strike, unnecessary ejection Federal Republic of Germany 5 Air crew error 12 July 1984 Mid air collision Off Sheringham (Norfolk coast) 5 Air crew error 18 July 1984 Flap failure Goose Bay, Canada 5 Technical fault 8 November 1984 Unnecessary command ejection Federal Republic of Germany 5 Air crew error 12 December 1985 Flew into Sea Flamborough Head 5 Not positively determined 2 December 1986 Damage to electrical systems Near Diss 5 Not positively determined 10 December 1986 Mid air collision (2 Tornados) Near Thorney 5 Air crew error 4 30 March 1987 Failure of locking mechanism Federal Republic of Germany 5 Technical fault 3 June 1987 Failure of mechanical and electrical systems Manby, 5 nm East of Louth 5 Technical fault 17 June 1987 Mid-air collison 3 nm South East Keswick 5 Operational 27 July 1987 Hydraulic system failure Fadmoor, Near Pickering 5 Technical fault 30 March 1988 Accident on exercise Nevada Desert 5 Air crew error 10 May 1988 Flew into ground Federal Republic of Germany 5 Air crew error 9 August 1988 Mid-air collision (2 Tornados) Appleby, Cumbria 5 Still under investigation 5 13 January 1989 Mid-air collision Federal Republic of Germany 5 Still under investigation
1. Category 4 Damage not repairable on site.
2. Category 5 Aircraft is damaged beyond repair or is missing.
The accidents on 27 September 1983, 18 July 1984 and 2 December 1986 were attributed to teething problems with the aircraft.
§ Mr. Boyes
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what figures he can provide for the rate of major accidents per 10,000 flying hours for Tornado aircraft in Italian air Force service, excluding the Tornado tri-national training establishment;
(2) what figures he can provide for the rate of major accidents per 10,000 flying hours for Tornado aircraft in German air force service and German navy service excluding the Tornado tri-national training establishment.
§ Mr. Neubert
The public release of national aircraft accident statistics is a matter for the respective Government.