HC Deb 28 November 1995 vol 267 cc570-5W
Mr. Dafis

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list all military jet airplane crashes in United Kingdom airspace since 1980 indicating the date and location of each crash or the types of aircraft involved. [2738]

Mr. Soames

The table lists crashes which resulted in category 4 or category 5 damage, or nearest equivalent, to one or both of the military fixed-wing jet aircraft involved:

Date Aircraft Location
12 February Hunter FGA9 Isle of Skye
5 March Phantom FGR2 RAF Coningsby, Lincolnshire
12 March Harrier GR3 2¾ nm SE of Lampeter, Dyfed
17 March Hunter GA11 English Channel, 10 nm SSW of Start Point
29 April F-111E Mappenton, Dorset
8 May Jet Provost T5A Near RAF Swinderby, Lincolnshire
17 May Hawk T1 Brighton sea front, Sussex
28 May Hunter FGA9 3 nm SE of Dufftown, Morayshire
29 May Hunter T7 1 nm S of Little Saxham, Suffolk
3 June Phantom FG1 RAF Alconbury, Cambridgeshire
31 July Jet Provost T3A ½ nm S of RAF Elvington, North Yorkshire
19 August Hawk T1 RAF Valley, Anglesey
12 November Phantom FGR2 North Sea, 50 nm NE of Cromer
17 November Nimrod MR2 RAF Kinloss, Morayshire
18 November 2 x A-10A Great Yarmouth, Norfolk
1 December Sea Harrier FRS1 English Channel, 25 nm S of Land's End
9 December Phantom FGR2 North Sea, 10 nm NE of Lowestoft
9 January A-10A RAF Donna Nook, Lincolnshire
28 January Jet Provost T5A 4 nm W of RAF Leuchars, Fife
4 February A-10A East Wretham, Suffolk
23 February Hunter FGA9 Moray Firth, 20 nm N of RAF Lossiemouth
25 March F-111 RAF Fairford, Gloucester
3 April Hunter FGA9 RAF Lossiemouth, Morayshire
8 May A-10A RAF Wainfleet, Lincolnshire
1 June Jaguar T2 4 nm NE of Kirriemuir, Tayside
16 June Jet Provost T5A RAF Leeming, North Yorkshire
Date Aircraft Location
9 July Phantom FG1 RAF Leuchars, Fife
17 July Jaguar GR1 1 nm SE of Great Malvern, Hereford and Worcester
23 July Lightning F6 North Sea, 50 nm NNE of RAF Binbrook
24 July Jaguar T2 Bristol Channel, 9 nm W of Hartland Point, Devon
30 July Jet Provost T3A 2 nm N of Snainton, North Yorkshire
6 August Jaguar GR1 2 nm SW of Barnard Castle, Durham
23 September Buccaneer S2B RAF Wattisham, Suffolk
21 October Hunter T7 St. George's Channel, 35 nm SW of Brawdy
22 October Jet Provost T3A Holme-on-Spalding-Moor, Humberside
18 November Jaguar GR1 14 nm NW of Dingwall, Ross and Cromarty
1 December Hunter T7 1½ nm N of RAF Brawdy, Dyfed
7 January Hawk T1 RAF Bedford, Bedfordshire
12 February Harrier GR3 8 nm S of Corwen, Clwyd
17 March Hunter 12 RAF Farnborough, Hampshire
2 April Jaguar GR1 The Wash, 5 nm SW of Hunstanton
14 April Phantom FGR2 ½ nm SE of Walcot, Lincolnshire
22 April Jet Provost T4 Nant-y-Moch Reservoir, Dyfed
4 May F-16 Beccles, Suffolk
12 May Tornado GR1 RAF Coningsby, Lincolnshire
13 May Hunter FGA9 15 nm SE of Aberystwyth
17 May Jet Provost T5A RAF Linton-on-Ouse, North Yorkshire
17 May Sea Harrier FRS1 RNAS Yeovilton, Somerset 1½ nm SW of RAF Lossiemouth, Morayshire
17 June Buccaneer S2B 1½ nm SW of RAF Lossiemouth, Morayshire
23 June F-111F Strathconon Forest, Ross and Cromarty
7 July Phantom FGR2 North Sea, 35 nm N of Cromer
28 July Hawk T1 RAF Valley, Anglesey
5 August Hunter T7 4½ nm NW of Carmarthen, Dyfed
13 September Jaguar GR1 11 nm N of Bonar Bridge, Sutherland
16 September F-111F RAF Leuchars, Fife
15 October Victor K2 RAF Marham, Norfolk
20 October Hawk T1 RAF Chivenor, Devon
7 December F-111F Cullin Hills, Isle of Skye
7 December F-104G Starfighter Irish Sea, off Brawdy
9 December Jet Provost T5A Lake Thirlmere, Cumbria
16 December Hunter T8C The Solent, 3 nm of Nab Tower
21 January Sea Harrier FRS1 Cattistock, Dorset
23 February Harrier GR3 and Harrier T4 3 nm NE of Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
7 March Jaguar GR1 RAF Tain, Ross and Cromarty
30 March Jet Provost T3A RAF Elvington, North Yorkshire
12 April F-104 Starfighter Otterburn range
19 April Jaguar GR1 North Sea, 35 nm NNE of RAF Coltishall
16 May Hunter GA11 English Channel, 2 nm off Portland Bill
24 June Hawk T1 Irish Sea, 4 nm SW of the Isle of Man
29 July 2 x Hawk T1 Near Holsworthy. Devon
Date Aircraft Location
29 July Hawk T1 St. George's Channel, 40 nm SW of RAF Brawdy
26 August Lightning F3 Scarborough, North Yorkshire
19 September Jaguar GR1 RAF Lossiemouth, Morayshire
27 September Tornado GR1 Wolferton Marsh, Norfolk
19 October Canberra B2 North Sea
20 October Sea Harrier FRS1 2 nm SE of Dorchester, Dorset
28 October Harrier GR3 RAF Holbeach, Norfolk
28 October Tornado GR1 North Sea, 10 nm N of Sheringham
14 November Tornado GR1 RAF Honington, Suffolk
21 November Jet Provost T3A 2 nm SE of Ribblehead Viaduct, North Yorkshire
12 December 2 x A-10A North Sea, off Great Yarmouth
21 December F-111F North Sea, off Scotland
17 January Jaguar T2 ¾ mile from A and AEE Boscombe Down
29 February A-10A Suffolk
11 May Jet Provost T3A RAF Linton on Ouse, North Yorkshire
20 May Buccaneer S2B North Sea, 45 nm NE of Fraserburgh
3 June Nimrod MR2 RAF St. Mawgan, Cornwall
12 July Tornado GR1 and Jaguar GR1A l ½ nm NW of Sheringham, Norfolk
9 August F-111E Loch Eye, Ross and Cromarty
15 August Jet Provost T3A RAF Cranwell, Lincolnshire
22 August Jaguar GR1A North Sea, 20 nm ENE of Cromer
31 August Hawk T1 Sidmouth Bay, Devon
9 October Tornado RAF Cottesmore, Leicestershire
25 October Hawk T1 Tremadoc Bay, Gwent
31 October Hunter T8C The Solent, 2 nm off Nab Tower
7 November Hawk T1 Mona Airfield, Anglesey
8 November Lightning F6 North Sea, 7 nm E of Spurn Head
1 December Sea Harrier FRS1 6 nm NE of Fort William
30 January Hawk T1A Bristol Channel, off Mumbles Head
7 February Harrier T4N 3 nm N of RNAS Yeovilton, Somerset
6 March Lightning F6 North Sea, 20 nm NE of Skegness
10 April F-111F RAF Lakenheath, Suffolk
17 April Hawk T1 1 nm S of RAF Wattisham, Suffolk
30 April F-5A RAF Kinloss, Morayshire
14 June Buccanneer S2B RAF Lossiemouth, Morayshire
8 August Canberra B2 RAF Alconbury, Cambridgeshire
19 September Lightning F6 North Sea, 50 nm E of Flamborough Head
7 October Jaguar GR1A and Jaguar GR1 and Jaguar GR1 4 nm WSW of Alston, Cumbria
24 October Tornado Stannersburn, North Yorkshire
19 November Harrier GR3 RAF Wittering, Cambridgeshire
12 December Tornado GR1 North Sea. off Flamborough Head
7 January Phantom FGR2 5 nm SSE of Aysgarth, North Yorkshire
16 April Sea Harrier FRS 1 North Atlantic Ocean, 120 nm W of Tiree
25 May Meteor T7 and Vampire T11 RAF Mildenhall, Suffolk
Date Aircraft Location
6 June 2 x Jet Provost T5A 2½ nm NNW of Helmsley, North Yorkshire
17 June Tornado Near Claerwen Reservoir, Powys
17 June Harrier GR3 RNAS Yeovilton, Somerset
2 July Hawk 200 BAe Dunsfold, Surrey
7 July Hawk T1 RAF Valley, Anglesey
15 July Lightning F6 North Sea, 7 nm N of Whitby
24 July F-4 Phantom St. Bride's Bay, Dyfed
21 October Tornado Otterburn range
3 November Hawk T1A RAF Scampton, Lincolnshire
27 November Jaguar GR1A Eskdalemuir Forest, Borders
2 December Tornado GR1 Wortham, Suffolk
10 December 2 x Tornado GR1 Near Thorney, Cambridgeshire
23 February F-111 Near Newmarket, Suffolk
19 March Lightning F3 RAF Binbrook, Lincolnshire
22 April Buccaneer S2B North Sea, 25 nm E of Wick
3 June Tornado GR1 Manby Airfield, Lincolnshire
17 June Jaguar GR1A and Tornado GR1 S of Keswick, Cumbria
24 June Jaguar GR1A 3 nm SE of Builth Wells, Powys
27 July Tornado GR1 10 nm NW of Pickering, North Yorkshire
28 July F-111 Near Lauder, Berwickshire
26 August F-4J(UK) Phantom 10 nm S of Aberystwyth, Dyfed
7 September Phantom FG1 North Sea, 50 nm E of RAF Leuchars
15 October Sea Harrier FRS1 North Atlantic Ocean, 85 nm SW of Tiree
2 November 2 x Harrier GR3 Otterburn range
16 November 2 x Hawk T1 Welton, Lincolnshire
22 January Hawk T1A RAF Scampton, Lincolnshire
11 April Lightning F6 North Sea, 5 nm off Easington, Humberside
20 April Phantom FG1 North Sea, 23 nm E of RAF Leuchars
13 May Hawk T1A RAF Brawdy, Dyfed
30 May Meteor T7 3nm NE of Coventry Airport, Warwickshire
14 June Hunter GA11 2 nm NW of RNAS Yeovilton, Somerset
24 June Hawk T1A RAF Scampton, Lincolnshire
9 August 2 x Tornado GR1 Blencarn, Cumbria
23 September Phantome FGR2 RAF Abingdon, Oxfordshire
22 December A-10A RAF Alconbury, Cambs
9 January Phantom FGR2 North Sea, 50 nm E of RAF Leuchars
8 March Jet Provost T3A Kirby Misperton, North Yorkshire
13 April Jaguar GR1A Lumsdaine Beach, Borders
17 April A-10A Near RAF Alconbury, Cambridgeshire
24 April Phantom FGR2 North Sea, 30 nm E of Flamborough Head
14 June 2 x Hawk T1 6 nm NE of Aberystwyth, Dyfed
21 July Tornado F3 North Sea, 35 nm NE of Newcastle
14 September Tornado GR1 3 nm of RAF Abingdon, Oxfordshire
20 September Hawk T1A RAF Brawdy, Dyfed
4 October Sea Harrier FRS1 English Channel, 13 nm West of Portland Bill
Date Aircraft Location
9 January Tornado GR1 & Jaguar GR1A 4nm E of Hexham, Northumberland
5 February F-111E RAF Wainfleet, Lincolnshire
6 February A-10A Near Hereford
10 April Hunter T8C 3½ nm N of Dorchester, Dorset
30 April Phantom FGR2 RAF Valley, Anglesey
2 May F-111F Near Sculthorpe, Norfolk
9 May Hawk T1 1 nm NW of RAF Valley, Anglesey
27 June Canberra E15 1 nm E of RAF Kinloss, Moray
14 August 2 x Tornado GR1 North Sea, 10 nm NE of Spurn Head
16 August Tornado GR1 North Sea, 6 nm NE of Spurn Head
12 September Jaguar GR1A Solway Firth, 4 nm W of Silloth
28 February F-16A North Sea, 80 nm NE of RAF Coltishall
18 March Canberra T4 RAF Wyton, Cambridgeshire
10 May Sea Harrier FRS1 1 nm NE of Parc Seymour, Gwent
29 August Jaguar T2A Carno, Powys
12 September Tornado GR1 Bristol Channel, S of Steep Holm Island
25 September Harrier T4 3 nm N of Great Driffield, Humberside
17 February Hunter T8C North Atlantic Ocean, 85 nm NW of Cape Wrath
2 April EF-111A RAF Upper Heyford, Oxfordshire
14 May Harrier GR3 RAF Wittering, Cambridgeshire
9 July Buccaneer S2B North Sea, 38 nm E of RAF Leuchars
7 August Harrier GR5 RAF Wittering, Cambridgeshire
17 September F-111E RAF Upper Heyford, Oxfordshire
30 September Hawk T1A RAF Chivenor, Devon
28 June Harrier GR7 5 nm SW of Heckington, Lincolnshire
1 July Hawk T1 RAF Valley, Anglesey
24 July 2 x MIG-29 RAF Fairford, Gloucestershire
21 October Tornado F3 Stainmore, Cumbria
5 Janaury Sea Harrier FRS2 Bristol Channel, 5 nm SE of Lundy Island
14 January Harrier GR7 Vale of Evesham, Hereford and Worcester
7 June Tornado F3 North Sea, 45 nm NE of Scarborough
27 June Harrier T4N RNAS Yeovilton, Somerset
19 July Tornado GR1 Moray Firth, 16 nm N of RAF Lossiemouth
1 September Tornado GR1A Glen Ogle. Perthshire
10 March Tornado F3 North Sea, 20 nm SE of Spurn Head
16 May Nimrod R1 Moray Firth, 3½ nm N of RAF Lossiemouth
1 June Harrier GR7 Solway Firth, 3 nm SE of Burrow Head
26 July Harrier T10 RAF Wittering,
Date Aircraft Location
10 August Hawk T1W Mona Airfield, Anglesey
29 August U-2R RAF Fairford, Gloucestershire
20 October Sea Harrier FA2 RNAS Yeovilton, Somerset
30 October 2 x Tornado F3 North Sea, 50 nm E of RAF Leuchars

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