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Aviation: Accidents

Volume 462: debated on Wednesday 27 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many accidents involving (a) large aircraft, (b) light aircraft, (c) ultralight aircraft and (d) helicopters occurred in England and Wales in each of the last five years. (145433)

The number of reportable accidents occurring within the London Flight Information Region of the UK, which equates approximately to England and Wales, for each of the last five years is set out as follows. The number of those accidents which involved fatalities is shown in brackets.

Large aeroplanes (above 5,700kg)

Light aeroplanes (5,700kg and below)

Microlights

Helicopters

2002

15 (1)

145 (4)

13 (1)

23 (2)

2003

16 (0)

159 (6)

25 (2)

23 (3)

2004

12 (0)

117 (7)

22 (3)

16 (3)

2005

13 (0)

137 (11)

22 (2)

14 (1)

2006

11 (0)

142 (6)

30 (2)

22 (1)