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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 77329
Last updated: 30 March 2020
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Date:27-JUL-1974
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic HAR model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hawker Siddeley AV-8A Harrier
Owner/operator:VMA-513 / USMC
Registration: 158971
C/n / msn: 712132/54
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Mitchell Field, Milwaukee, WI -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Demo/Airshow/Display
Departure airport:MCAS Beaufort (BFT/KNBC)
Destination airport:Mitchell Field (MKE/KMKE)
Narrative:
Crashed from hover during demo at Mitchell Field during the Trans-Aire/Milwaukee show. Plane was based at MCAS Beaufort.
The impact explosion cooked off the initiator cartridge sending the pilot and the seat up the rails and out of the aircraft.
Pilot was later named as Capt. S. C. Torrent.
Coordinates 4256′50″N, 08753′48″W

Sources:

Scramble
http://www.joebaugher.com/navy_serials/thirdseries20.html
Milwaukee Sentinel, July 29, 1974
http://web.archive.org/web/20170818203747/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/project/year_pages/1974.htm
http://www.harrier.org.uk/history/AV8APROD.PDF
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_Mitchell_International_Airport


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
30-Nov--0001 00:00 ASN Archive
03-Jul-2011 00:28 Anon. Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]
03-Aug-2011 09:35 Dr.John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
04-Mar-2012 09:06 skyking Updated [Source, Embed code, Narrative]
31-Jul-2016 14:58 harro Updated [Narrative]

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