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Narrative:No attempt was made to pull out of a decent until the low altitude warning sounded at 100 ft. Full back stick was applied but the aircraft struck the water in the Solway Firth off the Burrow Head peninsula, Dumfries and Galloway, skipped and broke up. It had been on a development flight from Boscombe Down and the pilot, who was the SAOEU commander, was possibly distracted. He did not eject and was killed
BAe Harrier II GR.7
|Operator:||SAOEU (Strike Attack Operational Evaluation Unit)|
|C/n / msn:|| P65|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1|
|Airplane damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||off Burrow Head, Irish Sea -
|Phase:|| En route|
|Departure airport:||Boscombe Down (EGDM)|
Pilot later named as Wing Commander Nicholas John "Nicky" Slater.
Flight International 24-30 April 1996
||Updated [Operator, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]|
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