Bird strike Accident SEPECAT Jaguar T.2 XX916, 24 Jul 1981
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Date:24-JUL-1981
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic JAGR model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
SEPECAT Jaguar T.2
Owner/operator:Empire Test Pilots School (ETPS)
Registration: XX916
MSN: B.37
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:12 nm west of Hartland Point, Devon, England. -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Boscombe Down (EGDM)
Destination airport:Boscombe Down (EGDM)
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
Whilst engaged in NAVWASS trials, crashed into the Bristol Channel twelve miles off Hartland Point, Devon after a bird strike which shattered the canopy. Both crew ejected but the navigator (Flt Lt S. Sparkes) drowned

Sources:

1. http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1982/1982%20-%200083.htm
2. http://web.archive.org/web/20171028222715/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/Aircraft_by_Type/Jaguar/Jaguar.htm
3. http://www.thunder-and-lightnings.co.uk/memorial/entry.php?id=280
4. http://www.abpic.co.uk/photo/1030130/
5. http://www.ukserials.com/results.php?serial=XX


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
03-Jan-2009 11:52 harro Updated
05-Jul-2011 00:55 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
03-Jun-2013 17:13 Dr. John Smith Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
03-Jun-2013 17:14 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
22-Jun-2022 18:54 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Operator]

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