Registration Details For XW769 (Royal Air Force) Harrier-GR.3

Serial 712086
Line Number
First Flight10.01.72
Commentscrashed 28.06.86 when the pilot was hovering the aircraft with a rearward movement, parallel to the public line at about 200 meters of altitude. He ended his rearward movement with a nose down attitude that seemed steeper than usual. That is when the aircraft nose kept going down past a recoverable angle. The pilot ejected while the aircraft was pointing straight towards the ground, still roughly stationary. He ejected following a roughly horizontal trajectory parallel to the public. Unfortunately he hit the ground before his parachute opened.Pilot Flt.Lt.B.D.Weatherley, the RAF Germany Harrier Display pilot for the '86 season died as a result.
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