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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 58658
Last updated: 9 October 2020
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Date:09-FEB-2009
Time:15:10 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic HAR model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
BAe Harrier T Mk.12
Owner/operator:20 (R) Sqn RAF
Registration: ZH656
C/n / msn: TX004
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Akrotiri air base -   Cyprus
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Akrotiri
Narrative:
Lift was lost while in the hover at 68ft to land at Akrotiri, Cyprus and both crew ejected safely. This was due to running out of water for the engine water injection system which resulted in the loss of 3,000lb of thrust

Sources:

http://www.gnews.gr/News/27997
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7879658.stm
http://www.airliners.gr/community/viewtopic.php?p=85467#p85467
http://web.archive.org/web/20161217162442/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/aircraft_by_type/harrier/harrier.htm


Images:

Photo of ZH656 courtesy AirHistory.net


Leuchars (EGQL / ADX)
17 November 2005; (c) Mark McEwan

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
10-Feb-2009 10:33 nikitas Added
10-Feb-2009 23:50 Anon. Updated
13-Feb-2009 10:42 Anon. Updated
07-Aug-2011 12:06 Dr.John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Source, Narrative]
20-Dec-2012 14:27 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Source]

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