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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 55593
Last updated: 14 November 2020
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Date:03-AUG-1971
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic HAR model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hawker Siddeley Harrier GR.1
Owner/operator:1 Sqn RAF
Registration: XV803
C/n / msn: 712053
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF stn Wattisham, Suffolk -   United Kingdom
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Wittering (EGXT)
Destination airport:RAF Wattisham, Suffolk
Narrative:
Flew into ground following nozzle failure at RAF Wattisham, Suffolk. The USAF pilot was killed after being unable to eject, as the ejection seat pins had been left in.

Pilot named as Captain Louis V DISTELZWIEG Jr. USAF (RAF/USAF Exchange Programme Pilot) who was the first USAF Pilot to be killed in a Harrier

Sources:

1. http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1972/1972%20-%201937.html
2, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Harrier_Jump_Jet_family_losses
3. http://web.archive.org/web/20161217162442/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/aircraft_by_type/harrier/harrier.htm
4. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1971.htm
5. http://www.lakenheath.af.mil/news/story.asp%3Fid%3D123238157


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
30-Dec-2008 11:07 harro Updated
07-Jul-2011 01:54 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
10-Apr-2013 14:27 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Narrative]
10-Jun-2013 03:43 Dr. John Smith Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
03-Aug-2015 16:31 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]

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