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Thailand: Aviation

Volume 488: debated on Friday 27 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on the (a) progress of and (b) completion date of the inquiry in Thailand into the plane crash in Phuket in September 2007. (255609)

According to the Director, Aviation Safety Standards of the Civil Aviation Department in Bangkok, the investigations into the cause of the One Two Go airline crash at Phuket airport on 16 September 2007 are ongoing. It is expected that the report will not be finalised and made public until May 2009 at the earliest.

Our embassy in Bangkok is monitoring the progress of the investigation and we will alert the right hon. Member and the families as soon as the report is made public.