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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 55586
Last updated: 14 January 2020
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Date:27-JUN-1972
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic HAR model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hawker Siddeley Harrier GR.1A
Owner/operator:4 Sqn Royal Air Force (4 Sqn RAF)
Registration: XV780
C/n / msn: 712030
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Wessel, nr RAF stn Wildenrath -   Germany
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Wildenrath (WID/EDUW)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Written off 27/6/1972: Sustained bird strike at 700 feet and crashed at Wessel, near Wildenrath, West Germany. The pilot - Wing Commander McKee - ejected safely

Sources:

1. http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1973/1973%20-%202752.htm
2. http://web.archive.org/web/20170531092840/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/PROJECT/YEAR_Pages/1972.htm#may
3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Harrier_Jump_Jet_family_losses
4. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1972.htm
5. http://www.aviator.nl/images/X/XV780-01074-big.jpg
6. http://www.royharrison.co.uk/4squadron1970-73rafwildenrath.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
30-Dec-2008 10:55 harro Updated
30-Dec-2008 11:41 harro Updated
17-Jul-2010 12:51 harro Updated [Source, Narrative]
02-Aug-2011 00:46 Dr.John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
11-Apr-2013 13:45 Nepa Updated [Location]
11-Apr-2013 13:48 Nepa Updated [Operator]
30-Jun-2013 16:12 Dr. John Smith Updated [Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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