HC Deb 04 March 1999 vol 326 cc864-5W
Mr. Hancock

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what were the attributed causes of each Army aircraft crash in the last five years. [72934]

Mr. Spellar

There have been a total of 13 Army aircraft accidents during the period 1 January 1994 to 31 December 1998. A list of these accidents and attributable cause is shown in the table.

Date Aircraft Location Cause
19 March 1994 Lynx Crossmaglen NOR
10 April 1994 Lynx Portadown HF(A)
23 July 1994 Lynx Crossmaglen HF(A)
22 September 1994 Lynx Mendig Germany TF
11 November 1994 Gazelle Middle Wallop HF(A)
20 August 1995 Lynx Ploce Croatia HF(A)
3 April 1996 Lynx Crossmaglen HF(N)
7 September 1996 Lynx Stafford TF
3 October 1996 Gazelle Belize HF(N)
14 March 1997 Gazelle Middle Wallop HF(O)
28 September 1997 Gazelle Carlisle HF(A)
12 March 1998 Gazelle Nanyuki Kenya HF(A)
22 December 1998 Lynx Gornji Vakuf Bosnia 1
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NOR Natural and Operating Risks

HF(A) Human Factor—Aircrew

HF(N) Human Factor—Non Aircrew

HF/O Human Factor—Organisational Fault

TF Technical Fault