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Last updated: 26 January 2020
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Date:25-OCT-1977
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic HAR model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hawker Siddeley Harrier GR.3
Owner/operator:233 Operational Conversion Unit Royal Air Force (233 OCU RAF)
Registration: XV804
C/n / msn: 712054
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Spitalgate, near Grantham, Lincolnshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Wittering, Cambridgeshire (EGXT)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Written off (damaged beyond repair) when made an emergency landing at RAF Spitalgate, near Grantham, Lincolnshire on 25/10/1977

Struck off charge as Cat.5(G/I) and allocated the GIA serial 9280M. Withdrawn from flying use and began a long career as grounded instructional airframe, first at the NBC (Nuclear Biological & Chemical) Defence Centre at Winterbourne Gunner, Wiltshire. Later (by 2002) to the EOD (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) Training center at RAF North Luffenham, Leicestershire for use in weapons loading and unloading training.

To Everett Aero, Spughton, Suffolk 06/03/2013: later sold on to the Pima Air & Space Museum in Tuscon, Arizona

Sources:

1. http://web.archive.org/web/20111206015544/[LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.dasa.mod.uk/modintranet/publications/aircraftAccidents/accidentsindex.htm]l
2. http://www.ukserials.com/results.php?serial=XV
3. http://roys-blog-moments-in-time.blogspot.com/2012/07/harrier-xv804.html
4. http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/2999972
5. http://www.radarmalvinas.com.ar/09FEB%20BRIT%20HARRIER/5MAY%20HAR-PROD%20traba.pdf


Images:

Photo of XV804 courtesy AirHistory.net


Biggin Hill (EGKB / BQH)
20 September 1975; (c) Richard Vandervord

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
15-May-2013 17:27 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
17-Jul-2015 13:46 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Embed code, Narrative]
04-Dec-2018 09:49 Nepa Updated [Operator, Nature, Operator]

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