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Aircraft Accidents (Inquiries)

Volume 465: debated on Wednesday 1 June 1949

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asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies, what arrangements exist in Hong Kong for inquiring into aircraft accidents.

Accidents to civil aircraft in Hong Kong are investigated on behalf of the Governor by the Director of Civil Aviation. The investigation of accidents to Service aircraft in Hong Kong is of course a matter for the Service authorities concerned.

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that an accident took place a year ago—in June last year—to a Catalina aircraft, and that still there has been no report issued of the findings about the accident. Will he look into the matter, because many local claims depend on the findings?