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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 55559
Last updated: 6 August 2020
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Date:14-JUL-1981
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic HAR model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hawker Siddeley Harrier GR.3
Owner/operator:1417 Flt Royal Air Force (1417 Flt RAF)
Registration: XV807
C/n / msn: 712059
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:5 miles S of Georgeville -   Belize
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Ladyville Airport, Belize (BZE)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
During recovery from a steep dive following a simulated rocket attack on Army trucks in Belize: the aircraft struck the tops of trees in a flat attitude five miles south of Georgeville and crashed. The subsequent RAF/MoD Board of Inquiry attributed the cause of the crash as being due to tailplane linkage disconnected, and control lost

The pilot did not eject and was killed. Pilot later named as Flt Lt John Clark, who was on detachment from 4 Sqn at GŁtersloh

Sources:

1. http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1982/1982%20-%200083.htm
2. http://web.archive.org/web/20161217162442/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/aircraft_by_type/harrier/harrier.htm
3. https://www.pprune.org/military-aircrew/445869-british-aviation-belize-7.htm
4. http://www.ukserials.com/pdflosses/maas_19810714_xv807.pdf
5. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1981.htm

Harrier XV807 as "07" of the Harrier OCU in 1972The Aviation Photo Company: Latest Additions &emdash; 233 OCU Hawker Siddeley Harrier GR.1A XV807 (1972)

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
03-Jan-2009 11:49 harro Updated
04-Aug-2011 23:55 Dr.John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
20-Jan-2012 13:12 Nepa Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]
12-Jul-2013 02:22 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Embed code, Narrative]

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