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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 55395
Last updated: 25 October 2019
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Date:06-FEB-1976
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic JAGR model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
SEPECAT Jaguar T.2
Owner/operator:226 Operational Conversion Unit Royal Air Force (226 OCU RAF)
Registration: XX137
C/n / msn: B.2
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Moray Firth, 4 miles off Milltown, Scotland -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Lossiemouth, Moray, Scotland
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Crashed 6 Feb 1976 into the Moray Firth four miles off Milltown, after both crew (Flt Lt A. I. Aitken and Flt Lt R. K. Jackson) ejected following a fuel leak. Wreckage recovered 10 Feb 1976, later allocated to the P&EE at Shoeburyness

Anecdote from Mr. Ian Hovey, based at Lossiemouth 1974-79: "We had XX137 in the hangar after it was fished out of the Moray Firth.....after 4 days, covered in barnacles and sea anemonies! We took the engines out and saw the fractured main fuel pipe, it was a poor quality weld that went on a 60 degree angle of the main fuel pipe. Filled up the engine compartment, flamed out the port engine. Splash!!"

In 1984, wreckage of Jaguar XX137 was recovered and removed to Faygate Aircraft Scrapyard in West Sussex.

Sources:

1. http://web.archive.org/web/20171028222715/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/Aircraft_by_Type/Jaguar/Jaguar.htm
2. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1976.htm
3. http://www.aircrashsites-scotland.co.uk/jaguar-t2_moray-firth.htm
4. http://www.airshowspast.com/faygate-scrapyard-circa-1985.html
5. http://web.archive.org/web/20170301083329/http://www.targetlock.org.uk:80/jaguar/production_uk.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
04-Jul-2011 13:53 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
17-Jun-2013 15:08 Dr. John Smith Updated [Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
24-Feb-2014 07:08 Nepa Updated [Operator]
20-Jul-2015 22:44 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]
04-Dec-2018 09:56 Nepa Updated [Operator, Nature, Departure airport, Operator]

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