asked the Secretary of State for Air whether his attention has been called to the low flying of a Belgian aeroplane over Ridge Park, Purley, on Thursday evening, 21st July, when it is alleged to have skimmed over one house and dived between two houses opposite; and what steps he proposes to take to stop this danger to life and property?
Is my hon. and gallant Friend aware that this low flying is a matter of very real complaint in this neighbourhood, and can he hold out some hope that measures will soon be devised to prevent it?
As regards the last supplementary question, both my hon. Friends know that I convened a meeting of all the operating managers and asked them to meet the local residents, and that exchange of views took place as to the technical difficulties of the operating companies and the position of the local residents. As regards this particular incident, it is very difficult indeed when the wind is in this direction, to avoid low flying because a low approach must be made to prevent over-running. Quite recently there was an example of overrunning, when an air liner ran down the slope into the boundary fence, when the wind was in this particular direction.