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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 55587
Last updated: 18 August 2020
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Date:20-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:3 Sqn RAF
Registration: XW920
C/n / msn: 712075
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Cape Frasca, Sardinia -   Italy
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Decimomannu, Sardinia (DCI/LIED)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Abandoned following a loss of engine power after flame-out (sheared LP governer shaft) during an APC over the Cape Frasca ranges, Sardinia, and crashed at Decimomannu, Sardinia after fuel supply failure

The pilot (Flight Lieutenant James Downey) ejected safely. The same pilot was later killed in the crash of Harrier XV745 on 19/1/1976 (which see)

Sources:

1. http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1972/1972%20-%201937.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. Halley, James J (2001). Royal Air Force Aircraft XA100 to XZ999. Air-Britain. ISBN 0-85130-311-0.


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
30-Dec-2008 10:56 harro Updated
02-Aug-2011 00:46 Dr.John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
11-Apr-2013 13:44 Nepa Updated [Operator, Narrative]
30-Jun-2013 16:02 Dr. John Smith Updated [Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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