HC Deb 26 April 1990 vol 171 c327W
Mr. Redmond

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his answer to the hon. Member for Don Valley of 5 April,Official Report, column 832, what was the approximate location of the accidentally released bomb; and what destructive power the spotting charge it contained had.

Mr. Neubert

The practice bomb was accidentally released north of RAF Bruggen in northern Germany. The spotting charge, which was designed to detonate on impact, had sufficient power only to initiate the release of a small smoke signal.