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Old 10th Feb 2008, 21:27
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picture of HS 125 hit by rocket

Collegues,
there was a picture of a HS 125 hit by a rocket some years ago. The plane lost (well I mean lost) the left engine and landed safely.
Where can I find a picture of that plane with the missing engine on the www.?
Thanks!
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Old 10th Feb 2008, 22:32
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Try this and scroll to the bottom of page. I have some other pictures somewhere in a HS125 book. As far as I know and from the pictures it was actually the right engine.

http://www.acig.org/artman/publish/article_192.shtml

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Old 10th Feb 2008, 22:47
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The airplane was repaired and the last I heard of it was in Brazil. Anyone got any better ideas??

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Old 10th Feb 2008, 23:25
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Hawker with no engine!!

The plane you mentioned belonged to the president of botswana at the time.
It was hit by a missile fired by a mig,it didn,t explode lucky for the people on board the hawker.
One of the fan blades was stuck in the presidents seat!!it was presented to him as a momento.
It was operated a number of years in the uk after being repaired ,before it went to south america.
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Anyone know why the angolans were shooting missiles at the President of Botswana? Bit harsh if the Colonel accidently flew into a danger zone don't you think? Oh well...tea and medals and all that!!!
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Old 11th Feb 2008, 06:23
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that's it...

...thanks, miche echo!
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Old 11th Feb 2008, 08:30
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Built like a brick sh*t house!

I still have a framed pic of Capt AR (BAe Hat) standing by the acft, very interesting conversation with AR regarding this incident. I hope AR is still with us as he trained a very many on the 125.
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Old 11th Feb 2008, 09:24
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For completeness;
The aircraft is S/N 258112 and at the time was registered as OK-1
After repair it was sold to Brazil but has since been sold to a company in Nevada and registered N812GJ.
According to my book "Hawker:The Story of the 125" the incident took place on the 8th August 1988.

I've heard two slightly different versions of what happened in the Cockpit, and who was flying, but have no idea which is correct!

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Old 11th Feb 2008, 11:05
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AR, the BAE delivery pilot, was in the RH seat training the local pilot. To cut a long story short, they were flying in airspace that they shouldn't have been in hence the Angolan Mig pilot had a pop at them.

The aircraft at the time only had approx 80 hours on it. The aircraft wing was split put in a AN124 transporter and flown back to Manchester and road shipped to Hawarden for repair (repair took approx 1 year). A perfect advertisement for the rugged design of the HS125.
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Old 11th Feb 2008, 11:19
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you mean this one?

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yeeessss...

...we mean this one!
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