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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 77335
Last updated: 21 May 2020
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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: 159244
C/n / msn: 712153
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Bennetsville, South Carolina -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:MCAS Beaufort (BFT/KNBC)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Crashed after engine failure near MCAS Beaufort

Maj. Woody F. Gilliland, flying a USMC Harrier, lost power because of a mechanical problem and he ejected successfully, parachuting into a cotton field near Bennetsville, S.C.

Front fuselage noted Mar 2006 at National Museum of Naval Aviation, Pensacola, FL

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 23:34 Dr.John Smith Updated [Date, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
19-Aug-2011 11:25 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Narrative]

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