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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 55575
Last updated: 19 March 2020
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Date:01-DEC-1975
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: XV788
C/n / msn: 712088
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:over water NW Belize City -   Belize
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Ladyville Airport, Belize (BZE)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Crashed in the sea NW of Belize City, due to engine failure (LP Fan blade failure originating from damage caused by loose rivet shaft). Possibly due to a bird strike - aircraft ingesting a pelican (or similar large bird) that caused engine failure

Pilot - Flg. Off. B. C. Scott - ejected at 500ft 250 IAS(K), wings level, shallow dive. He sustained slight MDC spatter to chest and arms

An army diving team went out to recover the debris. they dressed up and threw themselves of the boat, Then stood up as it was only a few feet deep. gin clear it looked deeper. they spent a lot of time looking for all the 30mmm ammo. We told them in the end they were looking for more than was actually on board. I had been one of the men who had fitted the ejection seat.

Sources:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No._1417_Flight_RAF
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Harrier_Jump_Jet_family_losses#US_operated_Harriers
http://web.archive.org/web/20171119015228/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/project/year_pages/1975.htm
Halley, James J (2001). Royal Air Force Aircraft XA100 to XZ999. Air-Britain. ISBN 0-85130-311-0.


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
08-Jun-2009 21:00 xv788 Updated
28-Aug-2010 12:51 TB Updated [Location]
02-Aug-2011 11:30 Dr.John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
20-Jan-2012 13:11 Nepa Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]
25-Jan-2015 10:31 e davies Updated [Country, Narrative]
25-Jan-2015 10:31 harro Updated [Country]

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