Accident Hawker Siddeley Harrier GR.1 XW918, Wednesday 12 January 1972
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Date:Wednesday 12 January 1972
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.)
Departure airport:RAF Wildenrath (WID/EDUW)
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
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




Revision history:

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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