§ Mr. Onslow
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will list the flying accidents involving veteran service aircraft in private ownership which have occurred during the past 15 years.396W
§ Mr. McLoughlin
The following information is for the period 1 January 1976 to date and refers to notifiable accidents to United Kingdom-registered aircraft worldwide and foreign-registered aircraft in the United Kingdom. Types such as the Auster, Chipmunk, and Argosy, which have both civil and military certification, have been excluded.
Date Accident 11 December 1977 Heinkel 111, Madrid, struck high ground 6 February 1978 Spitfire, Coventry, wheels up landing 27 August 1978 Avro 19, Andrewsfield, wheels collapsed on landing 24 June 1979 Sea Fury, Munster, ran out of fuel 25 May 1980 Invader, Manston, axle broke while taxying 21 September 1980 Invader, Biggin Hill, crashed during display 2 August 1981 Sea Fury, Waddington, engine failure 15 May 1982 Me 109, Biggin Hill, swung on landing 22 June 1982 Harvard, Malta, crashed during air race 18 September 1982 Sopwith Pup, Hucknall, hard landing 21 August 1983 Lysander, Chipping Norton, engine failure in flight 19 August 1984 Varsity, Marchington, engine failure on take off 7 September 1985 Harvard, Bourne, crashed during aerobatics 5 March 1986 Spitfire, Southampton, wheels collapsed on landing 31 May 1986 Catalina, Plymouth, float struck buoy 2 July 1986 Sopwith Pup, Biggleswade, engine failure in flight 2 July 1986 Sopwith Pup, Middle Wallop, wheels collapsed landing 10 August 1986 Vampire, Cranfield, canopy separated on take off 21 June 1987 Blenheim, Denham, crashed on golf course 28 July 1987 Provost, Englefield, engine failure in flight 7 July 1988 Mosquito, Hawarden, swung off runway on landing 2 November 1988 Catalina, North Weald, wheel retracted on landing 15 June 1989 Harvard, Gransden, swung off runway on landing 24 June 1989 Argus, Lydd, engine failure in flight 25 June 1989 Avro 504, Old Warden, engine failure in flight 1 July 1989 Spitfire, Hartley Whitney, engine failure in flight 18 July 1989 F100, Hum, overran runway on landing 25 July 1989 B17, Binbrook, crashed on take off