Mid-air collision Accident SEPECAT Jaguar GR.1 XX755, 10 Dec 1979
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 55377
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Type:Silhouette image of generic JAGR model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Owner/operator:226 Operational Conversion Unit Royal Air Force (226 OCU RAF)
Registration: XX755
MSN: S.52
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Lumsden, Aberdeenshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Lossiemouth (EGQS)
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Mid-air collision during a formation training flight involving four Jaguar aircraft. Both Jaguars involved in the collision (XX749 and XX755) crashed. One pilot (Flt Lt N Brown in XX749) was killed the other (in XX755) ejected safely.

Severe injuries in XX749 attributed to the canopy failing to jettison because the firing link was disconnected in the collision, so the seat passed through the canopy severely injuring the pilot, who was also burned due to the fuel tank behind the cockpit exploding.


1. http://www.ukserials.com/pdflosses/maas_19791210_xx749_xx755.pdf
2. http://web.archive.org/web/20171028222715/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/Aircraft_by_Type/Jaguar/Jaguar.htm
3. http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1980/1980%20-%203073.html
4. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1979.htm

Revision history:

12-Feb-2011 14:32 harro Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
05-Jul-2011 00:55 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
05-Jun-2013 16:17 Dr. John Smith Updated [Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
04-Jun-2015 21:08 Z. Zeeland Updated [Operator]
14-Jul-2015 13:34 Dr. John Smith Updated [Embed code]
19-Sep-2020 07:11 harro Updated [Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Narrative]
26-Dec-2020 08:23 Anon. Updated [Narrative]

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