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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 65008
 
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Date:24-JAN-1984
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic JAGR model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
SEPECAT Jaguar A
Owner/operator:Armée de l'Air
Registration: A81
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Torodoum -   Chad
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:N'Djamena, Chad
Destination airport:
Narrative:
On January 24th 1984 the rebel forces in Chad took a number of hostages, and two Jaguars, escorted by two Mirage F.1s, located a convoy near Torodoum. A second pair of Jaguars was given permission to attack the convoy. During the action one of the Jaguars was hit in its main hydraulic system. The pilot, Captain Michel Croci (39), managed to eject but was too close to the ground and was killed.

Sources:

Scramble
http://web.archive.org/web/20171028222715/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/Aircraft_by_Type/Jaguar/Jaguar.htm
http://web.archive.org/web/20160304072712/http://www.targetlock.org.uk/jaguar/service_france.html
Le Monde 18 April 1984


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
06-Jul-2011 13:44 Dr.John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
23-Dec-2019 10:06 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
17-Aug-2020 18:11 TB Updated [Operator, Source]
20-Sep-2020 13:08 TB Updated [Narrative]

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