HL Deb 12 March 2001 vol 623 c60WA
Lord Jacobs

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether on 2 June 1994 after the Chinook helicopter ZD576 had completed its morning sortie a member of the crew completed the aircraft technical log form 700; and, if so, what exactly was written on that form. [HL985]

The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence (Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean)

Form 700 is a generic descriptor for a series of forms. The only member of the crew of ZD576 to complete any forms after the morning sortie was Flt Lt Tapper. He signed a Form 705(H)Flight Servicing Certificate to show that the morning sortie had been completed and he was handing over the aircraft for flight servicing at 15.30. He also signed this form again to show he was accepting the aircraft, before its final flight.

Flt Lt Tapper had also completed a Form 724 (Chinook) Flying Log and Equipment Running Log showing that on the 2 June 1994 the aircraft had flown a day sortie lasting 5 hours, 40 minutes from 09.45 to 15.25, and had used 5,000 kg of fuel. Also, that this brought the total time flown by the aircraft to 2,882 hours and 45 minutes. He also recorded the settings on the two Emergency Power Clocks. No faults were recorded on any forms.