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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 55579
Last updated: 6 November 2019
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Date:23-JAN-1974
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic HAR model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hawker Siddeley Harrier GR.3
Owner/operator:4 Sqn Royal Air Force (4 Sqn RAF)
Registration: XV797
C/n / msn: 712047
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Vredepeel -   Netherlands
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Wildenrath
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Crashed at Vredepeel, Netherlands after fuel pump failure: pilot ejected, but was killed when his parachute harness failed. Pilot named as Flight Lieutenant Gorden REVELL

The parachute harness failure was a problem with the Koch fastener that connected the seat harness to the pilots survival vest. Following investigation it was discovered that in some conditions the movement of the pilots body during ejection could unlock the fastener.

Sources:

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


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
14-Jul-2011 01:13 Dr.John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
05-Apr-2013 14:26 Nepa Updated [Operator, Narrative]

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