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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 55584
Last updated: 3 December 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic HAR model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hawker Siddeley Harrier GR.1
Owner/operator:Hawker Siddley Aviation
Registration: XV276
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Cranleigh, Surrey -   United Kingdom
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Dunsfold, Surrey (EGTD)
Destination airport:Dunsfold, Surrey (EGTD)
XV276 was the first of the development batch of six Harriers (XV276-281), hence the c/no "DB.1", and first flew at Dunsfold on 31/8/1966. Written off 10/4/1973: Crashed onto a farm at Cranleigh near Dunsfold, Surrey after the pilot flamed out the engine due to a throttle maladjustment. The Swiss pilot was evaluating the type for possible sale to the Swiss AF

Pilot later named as Lt. Col. H Stauffer Swiss AF: he successfully ejected at 300ft at 220 knots with the a/c attitude 10 deg nose down and with 10 deg left bank


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Revision history:

14-Jun-2011 22:08 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Source, Narrative]
02-Aug-2011 00:46 Dr.John Smith Updated [Cn, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
29-Jul-2015 23:48 Dr. John Smith Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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