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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 55334
Last updated: 24 March 2019
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Date:03-SEP-1998
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic JAGR model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
SEPECAT Jaguar GR.1B
Owner/operator:41 Squadron Royal Air Force (41 Sqn RAF)
Registration: XZ108
C/n / msn: S.109
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:13 Miles NE of Cromer, Norfolk -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Coltishall, Norfolk
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The pilot lost control of the aircraft when acting a singleton during a two verses one air combat sortie over the North Sea with two other Jaguars. He ejected at 3,360 feet and the aircraft crashed into the sea thirteen miles north east of Cromer, Norfolk. (Officially at 53deg 11 min North, 01deg 16 min East, according to the RAF/MoD Board of inquiry report)

NOTE: This accident indirectly caused another accident! During the search and rescue mission to recover the pilot of Jaguar XZ108, Sea King ZA136 of 820 NAS suffered an hydraulic fire in the rear of the aircraft. This damaged the flight controls and burnt through wiring forcing the pilot to ditch into the sea. The four crew were rescued by Sea King HAR3A ZH541and taken to hospital in Norwich. End result - no fatalties in either crash, but five personnel (one from the Jaguar, four from the Sea King) spent some time in the sea awaiting rescue

Sources:

1. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1998.htm
2. http://www.ukserials.com/pdflosses/maas_19980903_xz108.pdf
3. http://web.archive.org/web/20171028222715/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/Aircraft_by_Type/Jaguar/Jaguar.htm
4. http://web.archive.org/web/20170301083329/http://www.targetlock.org.uk:80/jaguar/production_uk.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
10-Jul-2011 04:44 Dr.John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
05-Apr-2013 08:24 Nepa Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Narrative]
26-May-2013 02:37 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Embed code]

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