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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 55559
Last updated: 28 November 2021
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Date:14-JUL-1981
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic HAR model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hawker Siddeley Harrier GR.3
Owner/operator:1417 Flt Royal Air Force (1417 Flt RAF)
Registration: XV807
MSN: 712057
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:5 miles S of Georgeville -   Belize
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Ladyville Airport, Belize (BZE)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
During recovery from a steep dive following a simulated rocket attack on Army trucks in Belize: the aircraft struck the tops of trees in a flat attitude five miles south of Georgeville and crashed. The subsequent RAF/MoD Board of Inquiry attributed the cause of the crash as being due to tailplane linkage disconnected, and control lost

The pilot did not eject and was killed. Pilot later named as Flt Lt John Clark, who was on detachment from 4 Sqn at GŁtersloh

Sources:

1. http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1982/1982%20-%200083.htm
2. http://web.archive.org/web/20161217162442/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/aircraft_by_type/harrier/harrier.htm
3. https://www.pprune.org/military-aircrew/445869-british-aviation-belize-7.htm
4. http://www.ukserials.com/pdflosses/maas_19810714_xv807.pdf
5. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1981.htm

Media:

Harrier XV807 as "07" of the Harrier OCU in 1972The Aviation Photo Company: Latest Additions &emdash; 233 OCU Hawker Siddeley Harrier GR.1A XV807 (1972)

Images:

Photo of XV807 courtesy AirHistory.net


Manchester - Woodford (EGCD) (closed)
23 June 1973; (c) Mick Bajcar

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
03-Jan-2009 11:49 harro Updated
04-Aug-2011 23:55 Dr.John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
20-Jan-2012 13:12 Nepa Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]
12-Jul-2013 02:22 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Embed code, Narrative]
03-Sep-2021 17:02 Mark Richardson Updated [Cn]

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