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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 77333
Last updated: 21 May 2019
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Date:03-JUL-1975
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-231 / USMC
Registration: 159236
C/n / msn: 712145
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near MCAS Beaufort, South Carolina -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:MCAS Beaufort (BFT/KNBC)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Obituary of pilot

CAPT. CLEVE B. DOSTER
Died: July 3, 1975
Doster, 26, was flying a training sortie with Maj. Woody F. Gilliland, who was in his own Harrier. Gilliland's plane lost power because of a mechanical problem and he ejected successfully, parachuting into a cotton field near Bennetsville, S.C.

Soon afterwards, Doster's Harrier crashed into trees. The cause could not be determined, but officials assume he lost control while trying to locate Gilliland for rescuers.

Sources:

http://www.joebaugher.com/navy_serials/thirdseries20.html
http://www.pulitzer.org/archives/6725
http://web.archive.org/web/20171119015228/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/project/year_pages/1975.htm#jul


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
30-Nov--0001 00:00 ASN Archive
02-Aug-2011 23:35 Dr.John Smith Updated [Date, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
19-Aug-2011 11:25 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Narrative]

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