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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 55379
 
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Date:23-NOV-1979
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic JAGR model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
SEPECAT Jaguar GR.1
Owner/operator:226 OCU RAF
Registration: XX762
MSN: S.59
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Beinn-A-Chleibh, near Dalmally, Argyllshire, Scotland -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Lossiemouth (EGQS)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Encountered bad weather while acting as a chase aircraft. During the ‘pull up’ the pilot ejected, possibly in the belief that the aircraft was about to strike the side of a hill. It crashed on the summit of Beinn-A-Chleibh, near Dalmally, Argyllshire at 2,000 feet AMSL.

The staff pilot Flt Lt Alan Graham Procter ejected. Unfortunately, the weather made it impossible to find the crash site. When the site was located, it was discovered that the pilot had survived the ejection but his parachute had been caught by the wind, which dragged him down the mountain. During this he sustained a head trauma which rendered him unconscious. As a result he froze to death on the mountain

Sources:

1. http://web.archive.org/web/20171028222715/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/Aircraft_by_Type/Jaguar/Jaguar.htm
2. http://www.dasa.mod.uk/modintranet/publications/aircraftAccidents/Jaguar.htm
3. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1979.htm
4. http://www.targetlock.org.uk/jaguar/service_uk.html

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: 
Status: Investigation completed
Duration:
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
05-Jul-2011 00:55 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
05-Jun-2013 16:30 Dr. John Smith Updated [Departure airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
04-Jun-2015 21:08 Z. Zeeland Updated [Operator]
11-Apr-2018 05:54 Tim Updated [Narrative]
12-Oct-2021 17:52 harro Updated [Accident report]

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