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Tech Guy 17th Feb 2019 12:36

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


https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune....ab1030434d.jpg

charliegolf 17th Feb 2019 12:58

Trying to land on that little MS12 was never going to end well!

CG

Nolongerin 17th Feb 2019 13:06

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.

Fareastdriver 17th Feb 2019 13:14

It obviously ran out of ground effect.

sandiego89 17th Feb 2019 13:19

Sea Harrier got even more moist: FA2 Sea Harrier River Crash

Herod 17th Feb 2019 13:51

It would make a nice little narrowboat.

Rhino power 17th Feb 2019 14:53

1 Attachment(s)
Accident summary.

-RP

Wensleydale 17th Feb 2019 15:35

The things a pilot will do to get a Goldfish membership......

Cows getting bigger 17th Feb 2019 16:15

Mark Z, I seem to recollect.

Nolongerin 17th Feb 2019 16:15

After reading the accident report, which jogged my memory, I believe the pilot broke his ankle.

yes, Mark Z.

H Peacock 17th Feb 2019 17:55

Was this the Harrier that incorrectly aborted it's take-off because it was just a few knots too slow to get airborne?

BomberH 17th Feb 2019 19:23

What else would you expect from 3(F)?

Nolongerin 17th Feb 2019 19:32

Tertius Primus Erit’ - ‘The Third Shall be First’ or more commonly ‘Chicken on a Brick’

Just This Once... 17th Feb 2019 22:09

Trying to stop a Harrier with the taxi brake / parking brake / footrest at CTO speeds. Gulp.

weemonkey 17th Feb 2019 22:21

Some proper RAF 'umour!
 

Originally Posted by Tech Guy (Post 10392611)
Found this picture on another forum. I presume there is an interesting backstory here. Does anyone have any info? Thanks.


https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune....ab1030434d.jpg

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune....d35add43a6.jpg

chevvron 17th Feb 2019 23:55

Didn't know Harriers carried life rafts that big.

Dan Winterland 18th Feb 2019 01:51


Didn't know Harriers carried life rafts that big.
Needed for the pilot's ego.

FantomZorbin 18th Feb 2019 07:43

Damn, there goes another keyboard:D

pettinger93 18th Feb 2019 09:31

As a non-technical person: what happens to the well-washed Harrier airframe afterwards? Scrapped or repaired?

ORAC 18th Feb 2019 09:48

Airframe was allocated to Brough as a test rig.


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