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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 55518
Last updated: 7 November 2019
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Date:09-JAN-1997
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic HAR model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
BAe Harrier II GR.7
Owner/operator:4 Sqn Royal Air Force (4 Sqn RAF)
Registration: ZD377
C/n / msn: P25
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Laarbruch -   Germany
Phase: Take off
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Laarbruch
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Pitched down during take off from Laarbruch, Germany due to a fault in the flap auto sensor system which put the flaps in the fully lowered position. When the pilot rotated the nozzles after the short take off the thrust blew directly onto the flaps. Impossible to correct the pitch, the Pilot ejected and landed on the airfield breaking a leg. Fortunately a cross wind blew him away from the still moving aircraft and it slid past him inverted

Sources:

http://www.ukserials.com/pdflosses/maas_19970109_zd377.pdf
http://web.archive.org/web/20161217162442/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/aircraft_by_type/harrier/harrier.htm
http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm199900/cmhansrd/vo001023/text/01023w06.htm


Images:

Photo of ZD377 courtesy AirHistory.net


Boscombe Down (EGDM)
June 1990; (c) T.Laurent


Photo: AAIB

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
07-Aug-2011 22:08 Dr.John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
05-Apr-2013 18:33 Nepa Updated [Operator]
14-Apr-2013 18:21 harro Updated [Source]

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