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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 55395
Last updated: 29 March 2020
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Date:06-FEB-1976
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic JAGR model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
SEPECAT Jaguar T.2
Owner/operator:Royal Air Force (RAF)
Registration: XX137
C/n / msn: B.2
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:4 mi off Milltown, Scotland -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Lossiemouth, Moray, Scotland
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Crashed 6 Feb 1976 into the Moray Firth four miles off Milltown, after both crew (Flt Lt A. I. Aitken and Flt Lt R. K. Jackson) ejected following a fuel leak. Wreckage recovered 10 Feb 1976, later allocated to the P&EE at Shoeburyness

Anecdote from Mr. Ian Hovey, based at Lossiemouth 1974-79: "We had XX137 in the hangar after it was fished out of the Moray Firth.....after 4 days, covered in barnacles and sea anemonies! We took the engines out and saw the fractured main fuel pipe, it was a poor quality weld that went on a 60 degree angle of the main fuel pipe. Filled up the engine compartment, flamed out the port engine. Splash!!"

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-1976.htm
3. http://www.aircrashsites-scotland.co.uk/jaguar-t2_moray-firth.htm
4. http://www.airshowspast.com/faygate-scrapyard-circa-1985.html
5. http://web.archive.org/web/20170301083329/http://www.targetlock.org.uk:80/jaguar/production_uk.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
04-Jul-2011 13:53 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
17-Jun-2013 15:08 Dr. John Smith Updated [Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
24-Feb-2014 07:08 Nepa Updated [Operator]
20-Jul-2015 22:44 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]
04-Dec-2018 09:56 Nepa Updated [Operator, Nature, Departure airport, Operator]
20-Feb-2020 14:00 TB Updated [Operator, Location, Narrative]

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