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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 55583
Last updated: 12 November 2020
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Date:09-JUL-1973
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic HAR model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hawker Siddeley Harrier GR.3
Owner/operator:20 Squadron Royal Air Force (20 Sqn RAF)
Registration: XV791
C/n / msn: 712041
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Westphalia, near RAF Wildenrath -   Germany
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Wildenrath (WID/EDUW)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Crashed at Westphalia after take off from Wildenrath, West Germany following a multiple bird strike. The pilot (Squadron Leader P.G. Sturt) ejected, and the aircraft caught fire on impact with the ground, and was burnt out.

Sources:

1. http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1973/1973%20-%202755.htm
2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Harrier_Jump_Jet_family_losses
3. http://web.archive.org/web/20170421174927/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/PROJECT/YEAR_Pages/1973.htm
4. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1973.htm
5. http://sg-etuo.de/Visiting-Aircraft/RAF-No4-Sqn

Media:

Harrier XV791 of 20 Sqn at RAF Wildenrath in June 1971

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
30-Dec-2008 11:50 harro Updated
17-Jul-2010 12:51 harro Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Phase, Source, Narrative]
02-Aug-2011 00:46 Dr.John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
26-Jun-2012 15:09 Nepa Updated [Operator, Source]
01-Jul-2013 18:21 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Source, Embed code]
22-Jan-2018 17:55 Anon. Updated [Narrative]

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