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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 55561
Last updated: 6 February 2020
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Date:28-OCT-1980
Time:
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: XV761
C/n / msn: 712024
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:19 miles N of Bitburg -   Germany
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Gutersloh, Germany (GUT/ETUO)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The Harrier suffered a bird strike and crashed while engaging an OV-10 Bronco during a dissimilar air combat training sortie. The pilot ejected, but sustained minor injuries.

Sources:

http://web.archive.org/web/20111206134315/http://www.dasa.mod.uk/modintranet/publications/aircraftAccidents/Harrier.html
http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1980/1980 - 3440.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Harrier_Jump_Jet_family_losses
http://web.archive.org/web/20161217162442/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/aircraft_by_type/harrier/harrier.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
28-Dec-2008 12:03 harro Updated
04-Aug-2011 23:57 Dr.John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
08-Apr-2013 17:00 Nepa Updated [Operator]

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