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Aircraft Accidents

Volume 928: debated on Friday 18 March 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list the accidents involving loss or serious damage to aircraft operated by each of the three Services, which took place in the period covered by the Defence White Paper 1977, Command Paper No. 6735, indicating what casualties were caused to Service personnel or civilians in each case.

Details of accidents involving loss or serious damage to aircraft of the three Services which took

Service Casualties
DateAircraftParent ServicesKilledSeriously Injured
3rd March 1976BuccaneerRAF
3rd March 1976BulldogRAF
4th March 1976GazelleRN1
12th March 1976HarrierRAF
31st March 1976Sea KingRN
21st April 1976HunterRAF
30th April 1976Gnat (2 aircraft)RAF4*
3rd May 1976WessexRN
4th May 1976HunterRAF1
25th May 1976GazelleArmy
3rd June 1976BulldogRAF
2nd July 1976JaguarRAF1
6th July 1976HarrierRAF
22nd July 1976BulldogRAF1
22nd July 1976BulldogRAF
23rd July 1976PhantomRAF
27th July 1976BulldogRAF
30th July 1976LightningRAF
3rd August 1976SiouxArmy
4th August 1976LightningRAF
16th August 1976HunterRAF1
26th August 1976WaspRN
27th August 1976PumaRAF8
15th September 1976JaguarRAF1
17th September 1976JaguarRAF1
21st September 1976HunterRN
28th September 1976VictorRAF
8th October 1976GnatRAF2
11th October 1976WessexRN
25th October 1976HunterRAF
29th October 1976BuccaneerRAF
13th December 1976WessexRN1
14th December 1976JaguarRAF
2nd January 1977SiouxArmy
4th January 1977GazelleArmy11
17th January 1977VulcanRAF
3rd February 1977BuccaneerRAF
24th February 1977LightningRAF
25th February 1977JaguarRAF1
26th February 1977GazelleArmy
* One of the fatalities involved was a USAF exchange officer.
† There were no Service casualties, but the civilian pilot employed on contract work for the Royal Navy was injured.
There were no other civilian casualties.