ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 137995
Last updated: 20 May 2013
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Narrative:The configuration of the aircraft coupled with the low fuel state and empty water tanks resulted in the centre of gravity being further forward than normal. During a conventional landing at Wittering, Cambridgeshire and at 80 ft the nose pitched down. This was corrected by the instructor but it reoccurred when at 40 ft.
BAe Harrier T.10
|Operator:||20 (R) Sqn RAF |
|C/n / msn:|| TX003|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2|
|Airplane damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||RAF stn Wittering, Cambridgeshire -
|Destination airport:||RAF Wittering (EGXT)|
With insufficient height to recover the aircraft struck the runway hard. The undercarriage was torn off and the aircraft slid for half a mile down the runway on its nose. The crew escaped unhurt, but only one was later named: instructor pilot (back-seater) Flt. Lt. J. Herod.
Airframe stored at RAF Wittering, and later RAF Cottesmore, as a "spares hulk". Finally struck off charge 16/05/2005 - almost ten years after its accident!
http://www.ejection-history.org.uk/Aircraft_by_Type/HARRIER/harrier.htm http://www.ukserials.com/pdflosses/maas_19950726_zh655.pdf http://www.dasa.mod.uk/modintranet/publications/aircraftAccidents/Harrier.html
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