Tue, Dec 06, 2005
Also, Fatality In Indian Sea Harrier Accident
The pilot of a Marine
AV-8B Harrier is safe after ejecting from his disabled aircraft off
the coast of St. Augustine, FL Tuesday morning, and being plucked
from the water by a Coast Guard vessel about four hours later.
Another pilot saw the Marine pilot eject from the fighter as it
went down at approximately 9:20 am local Tuesday morning, and the
Coast Guard was notified of the accident. The Harrier went down
roughly 20 miles from shore, according to media reports, and an oil
slick was reported around the accident site.
The pilot, whose name was not immediately released, was taken to
a Mayport, FL hospital for medical tests. His seriousness of his
injuries, if any, is unknown.
The AV-8B Harrier (file photo of type, ) was assigned to Cherry
Point, NC's Marine Attack Training Squadrom 203.
It is the second accident involving a Harrier in two days. On
Monday, an Indian Navy Sea Harrier went down shortly after takeoff
from Dabolim Airport in the Goa Region. The pilot was killed in the
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