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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 55333
Last updated: 15 September 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic JAGR model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Owner/operator:16 (R) Squadron Royal Air Force (16 (R) Sqn RAF)
Registration: XZ381
MSN: S146
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:10 miles NE of RAF stn Lossiemouth, Grampian, Scotland -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:RAF Lossiemouth (LMO/EGQS)
Destination airport:RAF Lossiemouth (LMO/EGQS)
Ditched into the Moray Firth ten miles north of Lossiemouth, Grampian after the pilot, Group Capt Alan Hudson, the station commander at Lossiemouth, was forced to eject while attempting to recover the aircraft back to base, after it had suffered hydraulic failure resulting in being unable to lower the undercarriage.

Another Jaguar was shepherding the aircraft but the pilot elected to eject rather than risk crashing in a populated area after control difficulties were also experienced. It sank in 200ft of water but a salvage operation was begun to recover the aircraft. The pilot was in the water for 15 minutes before being rescued by a 202 Sqn Sea King HAR3 and was taken to hospital, although he was not seriously injured




Photo of XZ381 courtesy

Lossiemouth (EGQS / LMO)
14 September 1999; (c) Chris Lofting

Revision history:

10-Jul-2011 04:43 Dr.John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
05-Apr-2013 18:25 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Narrative]
25-May-2013 01:24 Dr. John Smith Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]

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