HC Deb 26 July 1990 vol 177 cc395-6W
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.

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