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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 55372
Last updated: 31 December 2019
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Date:14-APR-1981
Time:12:11 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic JAGR model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
SEPECAT Jaguar GR.1
Owner/operator:31 Squadron Royal Air Force (31 Sqn RAF)
Registration: XX973
C/n / msn: S.95
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Gütersloh (ETUO) (NRW), 6 NM SW -   Germany
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Brüggen (ETUR)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The pilot lost control of the aircraft during ACT (Air Combat Training) when he was flying at a high angle of attack and encountered the slipstream of one of the other aircraft. XX973 went into an unrecoverable spin.

Pilot - Sqn. Ldr. David H. Milne-Smith ejected - ejected safely at 7,500 feet, and the aircraft crashed into a field six miles SW of Gutersloh, West Germany

Sources:

1. http://web.archive.org/web/20171027114502/http://sg-etuo.de:80/Main/EDUOCrashs
2. http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1982/1982%20-%200082.htm
3. http://mod.uk/NR/rdonlyres/B5FFFA97-D809-49F5-A95C-D332908B4DEB/0/maas81_05_jaguar_gr1_xx973_14apr81.pdf
4. http://web.archive.org/web/20171028222715/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/Aircraft_by_Type/Jaguar/Jaguar.htm
5. http://www.targetlock.org.uk/jaguar/production_uk.htm
6. http://www.dasa.mod.uk/modintranet/publications/aircraftAccidents/Jaguar.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
03-Jan-2009 11:40 harro Updated
31-Jul-2011 01:23 Dr.John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
08-Apr-2013 16:56 Nepa Updated [Operator, Narrative]
12-Jul-2013 00:57 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Source, Narrative]
12-Aug-2014 16:13 Route Updated [Location, Departure airport]
28-Oct-2019 19:26 Uli Elch Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport]
05-Nov-2019 22:07 Anon. Updated [Operator, Operator]

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