Mid-air collision Accident SEPECAT Jaguar GR.1 XX961, Wednesday 28 May 1980
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Date:Wednesday 28 May 1980
Type:Silhouette image of generic JAGR model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Owner/operator:Royal Air Force (RAF)
Registration: XX961
MSN: S.83
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Brüggen -   Germany
Phase: Approach
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Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Two RAF jet fighter collided over base. One pilot killed, other ejected to safety. the the aircraft were part of a four-ship returning to Bruggen. The first aircraft broke formation to land, the second broke almost immediately and hit the underside of the first. I was watching as I climbed off a Jaguar on 31 squadron. The first pilot elected, as a wing burst into flames and dropped from the pair,


New Straits Times 30 May 1980, p4

Revision history:

10-Feb-2019 20:58 TB Added
20-Feb-2020 13:46 TB Updated [Cn, Other fatalities]
13-Sep-2020 15:51 Anon. Updated [Narrative]

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