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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 157576
Last updated: 21 November 2018
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Date:10-JUL-2013
Time:18:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic HAR model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
AV-8B Harrier II
Owner/operator:VMA-311, USMC
Registration:
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Camp Bastion -   Afghanistan
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Camp Bastion, Afghanistan
Narrative:
A Yuma-based AV-8B Harrier jet deployed to Afghanistan was heavily damaged this summer after it careened off the Camp Bastion runway, according to the Naval Safety Center.

The previously unreported incident in early July involved a vertically-landing jet from Marine Attack Squadron 311 (VMA-311).

At about 6:45 p.m., an outrigger landing gear collapsed on the jet, causing it to veer shortly after touchdown onto an unprepared surface and catch fire, according to mishap summaries on the center’s web site.

The pilot was able to exit the aircraft “successfully” and there were no fatalities. The incident, listed as both July 9 and July 10 on different pages of the center’s web site, caused nearly $3.6 million in damages.

The Navy did not declare whether the Class A mishap destroyed the aircraft. A spokesman for the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing released no further details Thursday, saying home commands are not responsible for information about damage to deployed aircraft.

Sources:

1. http://web.archive.org/web/20131219012225/http://www.public.navy.mil/navsafecen/Pages/execsummary/AviationSummaries.aspx
2. http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2013/aug/29/harrier-jet-crash-afghanistan/
3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_aviation_accidents_and_incidents_in_the_War_in_Afghanistan#2013


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
13-Jul-2013 04:27 bp Added
30-Aug-2013 18:00 Dr.John Smith Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]
30-Aug-2013 18:05 Dr.John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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