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Accident description
Last updated: 25 February 2018
Date:Monday 8 May 1989
Type:Silhouette image of generic JS20 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Handley Page HP-137 Jetstream T.2
Operator:Royal Navy - Fleet Air Arm (FAA)
Registration: XX489
C/n / msn: 279
First flight: 1975-10-31 (13 years 6 months)
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Portland Harbour (   United Kingdom)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
The Jetstream crashed into the water after stalling during a wing over manoeuvre during an air display for the Sea Cadet open day at Portland, Dorset. Both crew were killed. The pilot had omitted to re-advance the pitch control levers.

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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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