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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 77332
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Type:Silhouette image of generic HAR model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hawker Siddeley AV-8A Harrier
Owner/operator:VMA-231 / USMC
Registration: 159235
MSN: 712143
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:MCAS Cherry Point, NC -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Cherry Point MCAS (NKT/KNKT)
Destination airport:
Crashed, killing the pilot - CAPT. RICHARD F. DAVIS. His AV-8A Harrier rolled and crashed on Feb. 13, 1975, during a vertical takeoff at Cherry Point. He was 27.

A flashlight left in the engine bay or contamination of the hydraulic system could have caused the accident, investigators said.


Other occurrences involving this aircraft

5 Jun 1974 159234 VMA-231 / USMC 0 MCAS Cherry Point, Havelock, North Carolina w/o

Revision history:

30-Nov--0001 00:00 ASN Archive
02-Aug-2011 11:30 Dr.John Smith Updated [Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
19-Aug-2011 11:26 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Location]

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