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Slightly Moist Harrier

Old 17th Feb 2019, 12:36
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Slightly Moist Harrier

Found this picture on another forum. I presume there is an interesting backstory here. Does anyone have any info? Thanks.


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Old 17th Feb 2019, 12:58
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Trying to land on that little MS12 was never going to end well!

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Old 17th Feb 2019, 13:06
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I was groundcrew on 3F at the time 1990 or 91. If I recall correctly it was late afternoon and we’d been waiting for authority to drop a 1000lb inert off the the centreline from a GR5. It finally came through and a pair took off in a downpour (to be accurate one did, the other ended up in the Ems) for the range.
I won’t comment on the reasons as I’m sure it’s recorded more accurately than I can remember but I do recall the pilots name and he did get out safely.
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Old 17th Feb 2019, 13:14
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It obviously ran out of ground effect.
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Old 17th Feb 2019, 13:19
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Sea Harrier got even more moist: FA2 Sea Harrier River Crash
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Old 17th Feb 2019, 13:51
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It would make a nice little narrowboat.
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Old 17th Feb 2019, 14:53
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Accident summary.

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Old 17th Feb 2019, 15:35
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The things a pilot will do to get a Goldfish membership......
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Old 17th Feb 2019, 16:15
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Mark Z, I seem to recollect.
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Old 17th Feb 2019, 16:15
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After reading the accident report, which jogged my memory, I believe the pilot broke his ankle.

yes, Mark Z.

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Old 17th Feb 2019, 17:55
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Was this the Harrier that incorrectly aborted it's take-off because it was just a few knots too slow to get airborne?
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Old 17th Feb 2019, 19:23
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What else would you expect from 3(F)?
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Old 17th Feb 2019, 19:32
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Tertius Primus Erit’ - ‘The Third Shall be First’ or more commonly ‘Chicken on a Brick’
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Old 17th Feb 2019, 22:09
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Trying to stop a Harrier with the taxi brake / parking brake / footrest at CTO speeds. Gulp.
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Old 17th Feb 2019, 22:21
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Some proper RAF 'umour!

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Found this picture on another forum. I presume there is an interesting backstory here. Does anyone have any info? Thanks.


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Old 17th Feb 2019, 23:55
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Didn't know Harriers carried life rafts that big.
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Old 18th Feb 2019, 01:51
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Didn't know Harriers carried life rafts that big.
Needed for the pilot's ego.
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Old 18th Feb 2019, 07:43
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Old 18th Feb 2019, 09:31
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As a non-technical person: what happens to the well-washed Harrier airframe afterwards? Scrapped or repaired?
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Old 18th Feb 2019, 09:48
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Airframe was allocated to Brough as a test rig.
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