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Air Miss, Humberside

Volume 264: debated on Tuesday 24 October 1995

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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if the US air force F15 aircraft involved in an air miss incident with an Icelandair Boeing 737 off Humberside on 19 August 1994 were found to have penetrated controlled airspace; and if he will make a statement. [38141]

The United States air force aircraft was operating legitimately within controlled airspace under air traffic control instruction at the time of the alleged incident. The pilot of the civil airliner has now withdrawn his report of an air miss, based on air traffic control evidence.