§ Mr. Mackinlay
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport over what districts of London Olympic Airways Boeing 737 Flight 265 from Athens travelled on 17 January from the moment of its Mayday call until its touchdown at Heathrow; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Norris
[holding answer 30 January 1995]: The Mayday call was made by Olympic Airways flight 0A265 while it was in a holding "stack" at 18,000 ft over East Sussex. The aircraft entered the London area travelling north-east from Reigate to the Hither Green area where it turned to a westerly heading for the approach to Heathrow. This route was necessary to enable the aircraft to descend for landing.