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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 55571
Last updated: 14 November 2019
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Date:06-JUL-1976
Time:14:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic HAR model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hawker Siddeley Harrier GR.3
Owner/operator:3 Sqn Royal Air Force (3 Sqn RAF)
Registration: XW770
C/n / msn: 712087
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:5 miles NW of Cloppenburg, near Borken -   Germany
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Wildenrath
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Crashed five miles NW of Cloppenburg near Borken, West Germany following severe vibration caused by engine compressor blade failure

The pilot - Flt. Lt. Kirton - ejected safely.

Sources:

http://web.archive.org/web/20161217162442/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/aircraft_by_type/harrier/harrier.htm
http://web.archive.org/web/20170818194916/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/project/year_pages/1976.htm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Harrier_Jump_Jet_family_losses
www.ukserials.com


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
16-May-2009 12:51 zerocinquanta Updated
02-Aug-2011 11:30 Dr.John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
11-Apr-2013 14:06 Nepa Updated [Operator, Narrative]
25-Apr-2015 19:53 Anon. Updated [Time, Departure airport]

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