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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 55567
Last updated: 25 November 2021
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Time:09:55 BST
Type:Silhouette image of generic HAR model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hawker Siddeley Harrier GR.3
Owner/operator:1 Sqn Royal Air Force (1 Sqn RAF)
Registration: XV757
MSN: 712020
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:3
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Belt Drove, Elm, near Wisbech, Cambridgeshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Wittering (EGXT)
Destination airport:
Mid-air collision with Harrier GR.3 XZ128: both aircraft crashed in the Wisbech area. XZ128 crashed onto a house at Ramnoth Road, Wisbech, killing the three people in the house. XV757 came down in a stubble field at Belt Drove, near Elm, south of Wisbech. (Approx co-ordinates 52 37′ 48″ N, 0 10′ 48″ E)

In both cases, the pilots of each Harrier ejected safely. Pilot of XV757 was later named as Wing Commander R B (Dickie) Duckett. The same pilot had previously ejected from a Red Arrows Gnat (XR995) on 16th December 1969




Photo of XV757 courtesy

Wittering (EGXT)
August 1979; (c) Don Gilham

Revision history:

06-Aug-2011 00:17 Dr.John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
08-Apr-2013 17:08 Nepa Updated [Operator, Narrative]
19-Jun-2013 02:51 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]
14-Jul-2015 17:21 Dr. John Smith Updated [Embed code]
14-Jul-2015 17:25 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time]
07-Dec-2017 11:55 Anon. Updated [Other fatalities]

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