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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 55337
Last updated: 16 January 2019
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Date:23-JAN-1996
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic JAGR model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
SEPECAT Jaguar GR.1B
Owner/operator:41 (F) Sqn RAF
Registration: XX733
C/n / msn: S.30
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Coltishall, Norfolk -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Coltishall, Norfolk
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The aircraft was No. 3 in a flight of three Jaguars taking off from Coltishall, Norfolk. The pilot omitted to select afterburner and after a long take off roll failed to gain height. The undercarriage caught the barrier at the end of the runway causing it to belly land into a cornfield. The front fuselage section was severed at the cockpit rear bulkhead (frame 9), the collector (N) fuel tanks were ruptured and an intense fire engulfed the front of the aircraft.

The pilot (Flight Lieutenant Gregory Mark Noble) attempted to eject but the force of aircraft striking the ground sheared the ejection seat pan from seat frame, leading to an unsuccessful ejection and Noble was killed.

Sources:

1. http://www.ukserials.com/pdflosses/maas_19960123_xx733.pdf
2. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1996.htm
3. http://web.archive.org/web/20170301083329/http://www.targetlock.org.uk:80/jaguar/production_uk.html
4. http://web.archive.org/web/20171028222715/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/Aircraft_by_Type/Jaguar/Jaguar.htm
5. http://sepecat.info/b/2012/02/17/jaguar-xx733-pink-spitfire/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
20-Mar-2011 15:19 harro Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
10-Jul-2011 04:44 Anon. Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Other fatalities, Source, Narrative]
25-Nov-2012 02:27 Anon. Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]
05-Apr-2013 08:23 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport]
27-May-2013 00:43 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Embed code, Narrative]

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