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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 77346
Last updated: 18 October 2020
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Date:12-OCT-1979
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic HAR model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hawker Siddeley AV-8C Harrier
Owner/operator:VMA-542 USMC
Registration: 158694
C/n / msn: 712091/13
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Cape Lookout, Carteret County, 11 miles SE of Beaufort, NC. -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:MCAS Cherry Point, NC (KNKT)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Crashed during a training flight over the Atlantic just off Cape Lookout, N.C. (Approx. co-ordinates 34 36′ 19″ N, 76 32′ 10″ W). Aircraft hit the water at a steep angle and a high rate of speed.

Pilot - later named as 1st LT. ROBERT C. MURRAY - failed to eject, and his body was never found: the plane was destroyed. No cause was ever determined.

Sources:

http://www.pulitzer.org/archives/6725 (Obituary of pilot)
http://www.joebaugher.com/navy_serials/thirdseries20.html
http://www.harrier.org.uk/history/AV8APROD.PDF
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cape_Lookout_(North_Carolina)


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
30-Nov--0001 00:00 ASN Archive
03-Aug-2011 13:13 Dr.John Smith Updated [Cn, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
28-Aug-2011 22:00 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Narrative]
11-Feb-2020 17:33 Iwosh Updated [Operator, Narrative, Operator]

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