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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 55564
Last updated: 14 November 2020
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Date:08-NOV-1979
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic HAR model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hawker Siddeley Harrier GR.3
Owner/operator:1 Sqn Royal Air Force (1 Sqn RAF)
Registration: XV756
C/n / msn: 712019
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Holbeach Ranges, Lincolnshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Wittering (EGXT)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Crashed on Holbeach Ranges, Lincs., after suffering ricochet damage from the aircraft's own cannon during firing. (In effect, Harrier XV756 shot itself down!) The pilot - Flight Lieutenant Boyens [Royal New Zealand AF] - ejected successfully

Sources:

1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Harrier_Jump_Jet_family_losses
2. http://web.archive.org/web/20161217162442/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/aircraft_by_type/harrier/harrier.htm
3. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1979.htm
4. James J (2001). Royal Air Force Aircraft XA100 to XZ999. Air-Britain. ISBN 0-85130-311-0
5. http://www.abpic.co.uk/photo/1232072/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
04-Aug-2011 23:55 Dr.John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
04-Aug-2011 23:55 Dr.John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
08-Apr-2013 17:06 Nepa Updated [Operator]
19-Jun-2013 02:33 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]
14-Jul-2015 17:04 Dr. John Smith Updated [Embed code]

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