§ Mr. Flynn
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many United States Air Force A-10 Tank Buster aircraft based in the United Kingdom have crashed in the United Kingdom since 1 January; how many people have been killed in these accidents; whether any assessment has been made of the maximum credible accident that could arise from the training exercises involving these aircraft in the United Kingdom; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Neubert
I refer the hon. Member to the reply given to the hon. Member for Leyton (Mr. Cohen), at column365, on 24 April 1989. Every effort is made to conduct essential military aircraft training in as safe a way as is possible. It is not our practice to make statements about hypothetical events.