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Aircraft Accident (General Sikorski)

Volume 439: debated on Wednesday 9 July 1947

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asked the Secretary of State for Air, in view of the recent inquiry in Poland into the death of General Sikorski, if he will make a full statement of the circumstances in which the Liberator carrying General Sikorski crashed on 4th July, 1943.

I am not aware that any recent inquiry has been made in Poland into the death of General Sikorski. As the hon. and gallant Member is no doubt aware, a R.A.F. court of inquiry made a searching investigation into the causes of the accident. It was then established that the accident was due to the jamming of the elevator controls; that the security arrangements on the aerodrome were satisfactory, and that there was no question of sabotage.