ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 55506
Last updated: 18 April 2014
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Date:24-AUG-2000
Time:17:00 BST
Type:Silhouette image of generic HAR model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
BAe Harrier II T.10
Owner/operator:DERA
Registration: ZH654
C/n / msn: TX002
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Boscombe Down, Wiltshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Boscombe Down Wiltshire (EGDM)
Destination airport:Boscombe Down, Wiltshire (EGDM)
Narrative:
The crew of a Harrier jump jet escaped serious injury when they ejected from the fighter plane moments before it crashed to the ground and burst into flames.

The aircraft had been on a routine flight over the Wiltshire countryside when it ran into difficulties as it was coming into land at Boscombe Downs airbase, near Salisbury, Wiltshire.

The pilot and his navigator were forced to eject from the Defence Evaluation and Research Agency's Harrier T10 plane when it was 50ft above ground.

They both suffered suspected back injuries and were taken by ambulance to the Salisbury District General Hospital, in Wiltshire

A spokesman for the Ministry of Defence said: "The crash occurred on landing about 50ft above the runway. The two-man crew ejected. It was a routine ejection. We do not know why the aircraft got into difficulty at this stage." Fire crews rushed to the scene shortly after the incident at about 17:00 BST.

The spokesman said the pair were very lucky to be alive. "The ejection went as it should have and saved their lives," he said. The Air Accident Investigation Branch is investigating the crash.

Sources:
1. http://www.mod.uk/NR/rdonlyres/B38D2916-1F8F-4FE3-AFCC-5A1184FE651D/0/air_accidents_2000_to_2006.pdf
2. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/894905.stm
3.http://www.militaryairshows.co.uk/archive1.htm
4, http://www.ejection-history.org.uk/Aircraft_by_Type/HARRIER/harrier.htm
5. http://www.airteamimages.com/british-aerospace-harrier_ZH654_united-kingdom---royal-air-force_43366.html
6. www.ukserials.com/losses-2000.htm

Harrier T.10 ZH654 A&AEE Fairford 95

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
07-Mar-2009 11:24 harro Updated
07-Aug-2011 12:07 Dr.John Smith Updated [Operator, Total occupants, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]
29-Sep-2012 19:01 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Source, Narrative]
24-May-2013 23:04 Dr. John Smith Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code]
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