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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 55374
Last updated: 8 September 2019
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Date:17-JUL-1980
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic JAGR model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
SEPECAT Jaguar GR.1
Owner/operator:17 Squadron Royal Air Force (17 Sqn RAF)
Registration: XX817
C/n / msn: S.66
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:1 km SW of Hardt -   Germany
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Brüggen (ETUR)
Destination airport:RAF Bruggen (ETUR)
Narrative:
Shortly after take off from Bruggen, West Germany the port engine lost power. The pilot attempted to return to base but ejected when both engines caught fire due to a fuel leak. It crashed into woods five miles from the base. (The official MoD accident report gives the crash location as "1 Km South-West of Hardt, Federal Republic Germany")

Flt. Lt. J. Wittingham ejected from the aircraft, and landed in the car park of a bank, from where he telephoned his squadron. Clutching his parachute, he rang Ops from a bank to say where he was and the DOO told him to 'go away' because a jet had just crashed!

Sources:

1. http://www.flightglobal.com/FlightPDFArchive/1981/1981%20-%203409.PDF
2. http://www.dasa.mod.uk/modintranet/publications/aircraftAccidents/Jaguar.htm
3. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1980.htm
4. http://web.archive.org/web/20171028222715/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/Aircraft_by_Type/Jaguar/Jaguar.htm
5. https://www.pprune.org/military-aircrew/347959-raf-germany-tales-yore-2.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
28-Dec-2008 12:25 harro Updated
05-Jul-2011 00:55 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Location, Phase, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
08-Apr-2013 17:02 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Narrative]
11-Jul-2013 04:27 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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