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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 77336
Last updated: 31 March 2020
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Date:09-OCT-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-231 / USMC
Registration: 159245
C/n / msn: 712154
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Camp Lejeune, North Carolina -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Cherry Point MCAS (NKT/KNKT)
Destination airport:Camp Lejeune, North Carolina
Narrative:
A USMC pilot was killed at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina when his AV-8A Harrier rolled during a landing.

The landing gear collapsed on touchdown, the aircraft skidded off the runway into a drainage ditch and burst into flames. The pilot, Captain. Roy R. Dougherty was ejected still strapped into seat.

Obituary of pilot:

CAPT. ROY R. DOUGHERTY
Call Sign: Shank 47 Died: Oct. 9, 1974
The landing gear of Dougherty's AV-8A Harrier collapsed on touchdown at the Marine Corps Air Station at Cherry Point, N.C. The plane skidded off the runway and flipped into a drainage ditch, where it burst into flames.

As the plane flipped over, the ejection seat was thrown from the cockpit and slammed to the ground with Dougherty still strapped in. He was flown by helicopter to the base hospital, where he died two hours after the crash. He was 30 years old.

He had been assigned to the Harrier for just two months and it was only his third training flight. He left behind a pregnant wife and a 3-year-old son.

Sources:

http://www.pulitzer.org/archives/6725
http://www.joebaugher.com/navy_serials/thirdseries20.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Harrier_Jump_Jet_family_losses
http://web.archive.org/web/20170818203747/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/project/year_pages/1974.htm#jun


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
30-Nov--0001 00:00 ASN Archive
14-Jul-2011 23:41 Dr.John Smith Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
02-Aug-2011 11:30 Dr.John Smith Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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