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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 137406
Last updated: 28 January 2020
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Date:04-JUN-1969
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic HAR model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hawker Siddeley Harrier T.2
Owner/operator:A&AEE (Aeroplane & Armament Experimental Establishment )
Registration: XW174
C/n / msn: 212001
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Larkhill, Wiltshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Dunsfold Aerodrome (EGTD)
Destination airport:Boscombe Down, Wiltshire (EGDM)
Narrative:
First flown 24/4/1969. Written off 4/6/1969: Dirt in the fuel system caused an engine failure at 3000 ft. Crashed 4 miles north of Boscombe Down near Larkhill, Wiltshire, en route to A. & A.E.E. on delivery from Dunsfold.

Pilot (Mr. Duncan M.S. Simpson, Test Pilot of HSA Ltd, Dunsfold) ejected at 100 ft and sustained a broken neck due to being struck on the head by a large fragment of the canopy during the ejection sequence

Sources:

1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Harrier_Jump_Jet_family_losses
2. http://web.archive.org/web/20161217162442/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/aircraft_by_type/harrier/harrier.htm
3. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1969.htm
4. http://www.radarmalvinas.com.ar/09FEB%20BRIT%20HARRIER/5MAY%20HAR-PROD%20traba.pdf

Harrier T.2 XW174: air-to-air shot over Dunsfold in May 1969The Aviation Photo Company: Latest Additions &emdash; RAF Hawker Siddeley Harrier T.2 XW174 Air to Air

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
14-Jul-2011 01:13 Dr.John Smith Added
15-May-2013 16:55 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
14-Jul-2013 05:29 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Embed code, Narrative]
19-Oct-2014 17:35 Route Updated [Operator]

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