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Flying Accidents (Deaths)

Volume 640: debated on Wednesday 10 May 1961

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asked the Secretary of State for Air what was the number of Royal Air Force personnel killed in flying accidents during 1960; and in what percentage of these accidents the cause is known.

Seventeen flying accidents in 1960 caused the death of 44 members of the Royal Air Force. The causes of eight of these accidents have been established, the probable causes of four are suspected but cannot be confirmed and in a further four cases the causes are unknown. One accident is still being studied.