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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 55572
Last updated: 16 March 2020
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Date:12-MAR-1976
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic HAR model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hawker Siddeley Harrier GR.3
Owner/operator:Royal Air Force (RAF)
Registration: XV746
C/n / msn: 712009
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Bardufoss -   Norway
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Bardufoss
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Crashed into mountain during exercise "Atlas Express". Crashed into a mountain. Pilot ejected but was killed.

Flight Lieutenant Stephen David WAKELY ejected outside of seat envelope. He was flying a low-level sortie in snow covered terrain and it was concluded an 'in-cockpit' task distracted him. Realising he was too close to rising ground, he ejected, but struck the ground before the seat/parachute sequence was completed.

Sources:

1. http://web.archive.org/web/20161217162442/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/aircraft_by_type/harrier/harrier.htm
2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Harrier_Jump_Jet_family_losses
3. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1976.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
16-May-2009 11:41 zerocinquanta Updated
02-Aug-2011 11:30 Dr.John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
11-Apr-2013 14:27 Nepa Updated [Operator, Narrative]
04-Jul-2013 00:37 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Source, Embed code]
08-Sep-2017 17:40 TB Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Embed code, Narrative]

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