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Puma Helicopters

Volume 468: debated on Thursday 29 November 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence on what date the RAF Puma helicopter, lost in Iraq on 20 November, first entered service. (167968)

[holding answer 26 November 2007]: The RAF Puma helicopter ZA938 lost in Iraq on 20 November 2007 entered service on 4 February 1981. The safety record of the Puma has been good, and is comparable with other helicopters operated by the MOD.