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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 77346
Last updated: 4 December 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic HAR model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hawker Siddeley AV-8C Harrier
Owner/operator:VMA-542 USMC
Registration: 158694
MSN: 712091/13
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Cape Lookout, Carteret County, 11 miles SE of Beaufort, NC. -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:MCAS Cherry Point, NC (KNKT)
Destination airport:
Crashed during a training flight over the Atlantic just off Cape Lookout, N.C. (Approx. co-ordinates 34 36′ 19″ N, 76 32′ 10″ W). Aircraft hit the water at a steep angle and a high rate of speed.

Pilot - later named as 1st LT. ROBERT C. MURRAY - failed to eject, and his body was never found: the plane was destroyed. No cause was ever determined.

Sources: (Obituary of pilot)

Revision history:

30-Nov--0001 00:00 ASN Archive
03-Aug-2011 13:13 Dr.John Smith Updated [Cn, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
28-Aug-2011 22:00 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Narrative]
11-Feb-2020 17:33 Iwosh Updated [Operator, Narrative, Operator]

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