Military Aircraft: Accidents

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 28th January 2015.

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Photo of Lord Moonie Lord Moonie Labour

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the cause of the accident involving a British Royal Air Force Airbus A330-200 (RRR2740) from Royal Air Force Brize Norton at St John’s, Newfoundland; what was the cost of repairing the damage; and what additional costs were incurred while it was out of service.

Photo of Lord Astor of Hever Lord Astor of Hever The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

The RAF is undertaking an Occurrence Safety Investigation (OSI) into the incident involving Voyager ZZ331 at St John's International Airport on 19 December 2014. Whilst taxiing to its parking bay under the guidance of ground handling staff, the aircraft's wing struck a hangar. It would be inappropriate to comment further on the cause until the OSI is completed.

The costs incurred as a result of the incident are still to be finalised, but the damage caused was relatively minor.

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