Military Aircraft Crashes

Defence written question – answered on 24th February 2005.

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Photo of James Arbuthnot James Arbuthnot Shadow Secretary of State (Trade and Industry), Shadow Minister (Trade and Industry)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many military aircraft crashes have occurred in the UK in each year since 1993.

Photo of Mr Ivor Caplin Mr Ivor Caplin Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Ministry of Defence

The information requested is given in the following table:

Number of air accidents
1993 12
1994 10
1995 10
1996 12
1997 9
1998 7
1999 12
2000 8
2001 (11)9
2002 8
2003 2
2004 6
Total 105

(11) This figure includes two USAF F15 aircraft.

The figures show air accidents in the UK and surrounding waters, resulting in category four or five damage. These are defined as: (Category 4)—damage to an aircraft that is not repairable on site because special facilities or equipment is unavailable; or (Category 5) damaged beyond economic repair. The figures exclude aircraft damage due to hostile action or ground accidents.

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