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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 55538
Last updated: 15 April 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic HAR model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hawker Siddeley Harrier GR.3
Owner/operator:4 Sqn Royal Air Force (4 Sqn RAF)
Registration: XW769
C/n / msn: 712086
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Chièvres AB (EBCV) -   Belgium
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:RAF Gütersloh
Destination airport:Chièvres AB (EBCV)
The pilot was hovering the aircraft with a rearward movement, parallel to the public line at about 200 meters of altitude. He ended his rearward movement with a nose down attitude that seemed steeper than usual. That is when the aircraft nose kept going down past a recoverable angle. The pilot ejected while the aircraft was pointing straight towards the ground, still roughly stationary. He ejected following a roughly horizontal trajectory parallel to the public. Unfortunately he hit the ground before his parachute opened.Pilot Flt.Lt.B.D.Weatherley ,the RAF Germany Harrier Display pilot for the '86 season died as a result.


Revision history:

10-Jan-2009 03:48 harro Updated
10-Jun-2011 14:04 jrudolph Updated [Source, Narrative]
12-Aug-2011 00:30 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
23-Oct-2011 22:22 Anon. Updated [Source, Narrative]
12-Jul-2012 11:42 Anon. Updated [Narrative]
17-Aug-2012 01:51 pilotalpha83 Updated [Source, Narrative]
07-Apr-2013 17:17 Nepa Updated [Operator, Narrative]
31-Jan-2016 08:23 Anon. Updated [Source, Narrative]
29-Jun-2016 14:30 Hum Updated [Time, Country, Source, Narrative]
13-Jul-2016 19:09 Anon. Updated [Country]

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