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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 221721
 
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Date:28-MAY-1980
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic JAGR model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
SEPECAT Jaguar GR.1
Owner/operator:Royal Air Force (RAF)
Registration: XX961
MSN: S.83
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Brüggen -   Germany
Phase: Approach
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating:
Narrative:
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,

Sources:

New Straits Times 30 May 1980, p4


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
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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