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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 137153
Last updated: 10 January 2020
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Date:23-MAY-1982
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic HAR model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hawker Siddeley Sea Harrier FRS1
Owner/operator:800 Sqn FAA RN
Registration: ZA192
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near HMS Hermes, South Atlantic, east of Falkland Islands -   Falkland Islands
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:HMS Hermes, South Atlantic
Destination airport:HMS Hermes, South Atlantic
Narrative:
Exploded shortly after take off from HMS Hermes whilst on a bombing mission against Argentine Forces in the Falkand Islands, killing the pilot, Lt. Cdr. Gordon "Gordy" W. J. Batt. Per contemporary accounts from Royal Navy sources:

"In the evening of 23/05/1982 ZA192 this time piloted by Lt Cdr Gordon Batt departed from HMS Hermes for a toss-bombing attack on Stanley Airport. ZA192 was seen to explode either just before or on hitting the sea close to position 50 deg 35Min South, 56Deg 15Min West. Lt Cdr Batt was killed."

Sources:

1. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1982.htm
2. http://web.archive.org/web/20160303231421/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk/Aircraft_by_Type/SeaHarrier.htm
3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Harrier_Jump_Jet_family_losses#UK_operated_Harriers_2
4. http://www.zonamilitar.com.ar/foros/threads/malvinas-war-guerra-de-malvinas.16639/page-18


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
02-Jan-2013 03:22 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
15-Jan-2013 10:27 Nepa Updated [Operator]
07-May-2013 09:03 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location]
10-Jun-2013 19:59 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
13-Jul-2015 08:53 Anon. Updated [Narrative]

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