HC Deb 23 January 1991 vol 184 cc254-5W
Mr. Foulkes

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list the dates, locations, aircraft involved, circumstances and heights of all category A air misses between civil and military aircraft in United Kingdom airspace during 1990.

Mr. Kenneth Carlisle

The following category A airmisses between civil and military aircraft occurred over

Date involved Location Aircraft Circumstances1 Approximate height
1 April 1990 Ballykelly Cherokee/Gazelle Late sighting by both pilots 2,300 ft.
11 April 1990 Tibenham Rollason Condor/A10 Unauthorised penetration of Tibenham airfield area by A10 pilot 600 ft.
4 May 1990 22 NM2 NE Flamborough Head SK76 helicopter/untraced military jet Conflict of flightpaths 3,000 ft.
8 May 1990 Barton Stacey Gazelle/Cherokee Failure of Cherokee pilot to see Gazelle in time to give way and very late sighting of Cherokee by Gazelle pilot 2,000 ft.
1 Based on assessment by Joint Airmiss Working Group of cause of airmiss.
2 NM—nautical miles.