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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 208729
Last updated: 16 July 2018
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Date:03-APR-2018
Time:16:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic HAR model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas AV-8B Harrier II
Owner/operator:US Marine Corps (USMC)
Registration:
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Djibouti-Ambouli International Airport -   Djibouti
Phase: Take off
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Djibouti-Ambouli Inter. Airport (HDAM)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The jet fighter crashed under unknown reasons. Reports say that the aircraft's nose appeared to rise rapidly as the plane lifted off from the runway, prompting the pilot to eject. The pilot ejected and was transported to the hospital.
"Doctors said the pilot was in stable condition while being evaluated at Camp Lemonnier's expeditionary medical facility," said Cdr. Bill Urban a spokesman for US Naval Forces Central Command.
"There are no reports of injuries to personnel on the ground nor damage to infrastructure at the airport"
The aircraft had been embarked aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima.
A defense official said "the jet was supporting Alligator Dagger, a training exercise in international waters off the coast of Djibouti."

Sources:

https://us.cnn.com/2018/04/03/politics/us-harrier-jet-crash-djibouti/index.html
http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/19871/us-marine-corps-av-8b-harrier-crashes-during-exercise-in-djibouti


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
03-Apr-2018 16:27 Iceman 29 Added
03-Apr-2018 16:42 Iceman 29 Updated [Location, Photo, ]
03-Apr-2018 19:26 Iceman 29 Updated [Time, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Narrative]
03-Apr-2018 22:27 Iceman 29 Updated [Source, Narrative]

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