ASN logo
ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 55390
Last updated: 21 February 2020
This information is added by users of ASN. Neither ASN nor the Flight Safety Foundation are responsible for the completeness or correctness of this information. If you feel this information is incomplete or incorrect, you can submit corrected information.

Date:25-FEB-1977
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic JAGR model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
SEPECAT Jaguar GR.1
Owner/operator:2 Sqn Royal Air Force (2 Sqn RAF)
Registration: XZ120
C/n / msn: S.121
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:2 miles S of Nordhorn Weapons Range -   Germany
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Laarbruch (EDUL)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
After completing a four aircraft attack on Nordhorn weapons range, West Germany the aircraft entered cloud and visual contact with each other was momentarily lost. On exiting the cloud the pilot made a steep left hand turn to join up with his wingman who was at low level.

The aircraft entered a maximum rate left hand turn from which he could not recover in the height available and it crashed two miles from the range killing the pilot, Flt Lt Douglas Graham Stein. This was the first fatal accident with a 2 Sqn Jaguar.

Sources:

1. http://web.archive.org/web/20171028222715/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/Aircraft_by_Type/Jaguar/Jaguar.htm
2. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1977.htm
3. https://sites.google.com/site/raflaarbruch/home/toedliche-abstuerze
4. http://targetlock.org.uk/jaguar/service_uk.html
5. https://www.pprune.org/military-aircrew/386770-jaguar-aircraft-accidents-2.html
6. https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luft-/Bodenschie%C3%9Fplatz_Nordhorn


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
04-Jul-2011 14:03 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Source, Narrative]
10-Apr-2013 14:19 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location]
04-Jul-2013 23:40 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
05-Jul-2013 21:29 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Country]
05-Jul-2013 21:31 Dr. John Smith Updated [Country, Source]
19-Aug-2014 14:48 95i Updated [Source]

Corrections or additions? ... Edit this accident description