Accident Hawker Siddeley Harrier GR.1 XW918, Wednesday 12 January 1972
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Date:Wednesday 12 January 1972
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic HAR model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Hawker Siddeley Harrier GR.1
Owner/operator:3 Sqn RAF
Registration: XW918
MSN: 712073
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Tuschenbroich -   Germany
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Wildenrath (WID/EDUW)
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
Crashed whilst demonstrating the handling characteristics of the Harrier to a party of Swiss officials at RAF Wildenrath, and went into a steep dive. (Reportedly lost control whilst flying in low cloud). Pilot (Flight Lieutenant Christopher Maunder HUMPHREY ejected) but was fired into the side of a building and did not survive. Aircraft came down at Tuschenbroich, Germany

Sources:

1. http://wolfmansmemories.jimdo.com/xw918/
2. http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1972/1972%20-%201937.html
3. http://web.archive.org/web/20161217162442/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/aircraft_by_type/harrier/harrier.htm

4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Harrier_Jump_Jet_family_losses
5. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1972.htm
6. http://ww2talk.com/forums/topic/30407-flt-lt-c-m-maunder-died-12011972/

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
30-Dec-2008 11:01 harro Updated
07-Jul-2011 01:54 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
11-Apr-2013 13:38 Nepa Updated [Operator, Narrative]
30-Jun-2013 15:18 Dr. John Smith Updated [Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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