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Last updated: 5 February 2020
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Date:14-OCT-1980
Time:11:50 CET
Type:Silhouette image of generic HAR model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hawker Siddeley Harrier GR.3
Owner/operator:3 Sqn Royal Air Force (3 Sqn RAF)
Registration: XV792
C/n / msn: 712042
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Gütersloh, North Rhine-Westphalia. -   Germany
Phase: Approach
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Gütersloh (GUT/ETUO)
Destination airport:RAF Gütersloh (G)
Narrative:
Crashed after a technical defect - an uncontrolled roll developed - when coming into a hover approach
at RAF Gütersloh, West Germany. The subsequently RAF/MoD Board of Inquiry attributed the cause of the crash to failure of an aileron control linkage rod.

The pilot ejected at 100 feet AGL, and 80-90 degrees of bank, but was killed

Sources:

MOD MAAS (archived) - http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20121026065214/http://www.mod.uk/NR/rdonlyres/352C1AD6-A66A-4AF1-9DB8-AE562722C47D/0/maas80_18_harrier_gr3_xv792_14oct80.pdf
http://www.ukserials.com/pdflosses/maas_19801014_xv792.pdf
http://web.archive.org/web/20161217162442/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/aircraft_by_type/harrier/harrier.htm
http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1981/1981%20-%202389.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Harrier_Jump_Jet_family_losses
Spotting Group Gütersloh - http://web.archive.org/web/20171027114502/http://sg-etuo.de:80/Main/EDUOCrashs (German Text)
Halley, James J (2001). Royal Air Force Aircraft XA100 to XZ999. Air-Britain. ISBN 0-85130-311-0.


Images:

Photo of XV792 courtesy AirHistory.net


Bex (LSGB)
1980; (c) Gerard Helmer

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
04-Aug-2011 23:55 Dr.John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
06-Aug-2011 00:17 Dr.John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Source]
08-Apr-2013 17:01 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Narrative]
14-Jul-2013 13:23 Chr. Hölscher Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Source]
05-Jan-2018 20:17 MC Updated [Location, Narrative]
28-Oct-2019 20:01 Uli Elch Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
05-Nov-2019 22:06 Anon. Updated [Operator, Operator]
05-Feb-2020 11:09 stehlik49 Updated [Location, Destination airport, Operator]

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