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Volume 652: debated on Thursday 1 February 1962

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asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies on what date the aviation firm, Seven Seas, applied for leave to land a Fouga aircraft in Malta; what answer was given; on what dates the aircraft arrived and left, respectively; and what information was given to the authorities about the ultimate destination of the aircraft.

Seven Seas have never applied for leave for Fouga aircraft to land in Malta. The question may, however, be referring to an incident on 9th February, 1961, when a Stratocruiser landed at Malta owing to engine trouble. It was declared to be the property of an individual who has since been understood to be associated with Seven Seas. The aircraft left Malta on 13th February, 1961, giving its destination as Johannesburg and its cargo as three jet trainers which were crated.