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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 55335
Last updated: 5 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: XX143
MSN: B.8
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:into Moray Firth 400 yards offshore, Lossiemouth, Grampian -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:RAF Lossiemouth Scotland
Destination airport:
Suffered failure of No. 2 engine during a paired take off from Lossiemouth, Grampian. The pilot jettisoned the two fuel tanks, which exploded on the runway, in an attempt to gain height. This failed and he ejected at 50 feet. The aircraft crashed into the sea 400 yards off the beach. The pilot was quickly rescued from the water by a 202 Squadron Sea King.

From memory, although the starboard engine had indeed failed for some reason, it was established that the pilot had inadvertently selected the port throttle to idle, whilst carrying out the "From Memory" checklist for the starboard engine failure.


1. Flight International 4-10 June 1997


Revision history:

20-Mar-2011 16:17 harro Updated [Total fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Source, Narrative]
06-Jul-2011 00:12 Dr.John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Total occupants, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
05-Apr-2013 18:34 Nepa Updated [Operator, Departure airport]
27-May-2013 00:17 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Embed code]
03-Jun-2013 20:17 Dr. John Smith Updated [Embed code]
08-Mar-2016 19:19 Anon. Updated [Narrative]
16-May-2020 19:40 Anon. Updated [Total occupants]

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