Wirestrike Accident SEPECAT Jaguar GR.1 XX978, 14 Jun 1977
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 55389
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Type:Silhouette image of generic JAGR model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Owner/operator:Royal Air Force (RAF)
Registration: XX978
MSN: S.100
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Verden -   Germany
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Laarbruch (EDUL)Raf Bruggen
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Crashed during low level navigation sortie; flew through power cables and crashed at Verden, West Germany, 20 miles South‑east of Bremen, after loss of control at low level, killing the pilot (Flight Lieutenant Timothy Valentine Penn). Wreckage from the aircraft damaged a house.


1. http://web.archive.org/web/20171028222715/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/Aircraft_by_Type/Jaguar/Jaguar.htm
2. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1977.htm
3. http://www.targetlock.org.uk/jaguar/service_uk.html
4. http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm198889/cmhansrd/1989-04-24/Writtens-1.html

Revision history:

04-Jul-2011 14:04 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Source, Narrative]
14-Aug-2012 03:26 Nepa Updated [Operator, Source]
05-Jul-2013 00:17 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Country, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
05-Jul-2013 00:18 Dr. John Smith Updated [Country]
20-Feb-2020 13:52 TB Updated [Operator, Location, Narrative]
02-Jan-2022 16:39 Anon. Updated [Departure airport]

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