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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 137982
Last updated: 13 November 2020
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Date:14-FEB-1996
Time:night
Type:Silhouette image of generic HAR model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
BAe Sea Harrier F/A2
Owner/operator:801 Sqn FAA RN
Registration: XZ455
C/n / msn: 41H-912009/P
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:HMS Illustrious, in the Adriatic Sea, 50 Km off Bosnia -   Bosnia and Herzegovina
Phase: Approach
Nature:Military
Departure airport:HMS Illustrious
Destination airport:HMS Illustrious
Narrative:
Large amounts of right rudder were required to maintain balanced flight during a night approach to HMS Illustrious while operating in the Adriatic Sea following an operational mission over Bosnia. The pilot elected to overshoot and passed at deck level neither climbing or accelerating.

The aircraft then descended towards the sea and the pilot (Lt. Philips ,RN) ejected. He was picked up by a Sea King from the carrier

Sources:

http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1996.htm
http://web.archive.org/web/20170421194638/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/PROJECT/YEAR_Pages/1996.htm
http://www.btinternet.com/~a.c.walton/navy/shar-ser.html
http://web.archive.org/web/20130624074648/http://www.targetlock.org.uk:80/seaharrier/production_uk.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
16-Aug-2011 13:23 Dr.John Smith Added
03-Jan-2013 07:09 fsancho Updated [Narrative]
15-Jan-2013 11:32 Nepa Updated [Operator]

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