SEPECAT Jaguar XX137/A

Moray Firth, Milltown, Moray

 
     
 
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Aircraft Type Photo

 

BELOW: An RAF SEPECAT Jaguar T2 training jet (two-seater aircraft), very similar to the aircraft featured on this page.

 

a sepecat jaguar training jet

 

Photo: 2005 'Stahlkocher'.

 

Released by the author to the public domain under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 / Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License.

 

Online photo of Jaguar T2

 


 

BELOW: An RAF Jaguar GR.3A variant of 41 Squadron RAF at Cotswold (Kemble) Airport.

 

side-on view of sepecat jaguar

 

Photo: 2005 Adrian Pingstone ('Arpingstone')

 

Released by the author to the public domain

 

 

 

 

 

Aircraft Type and Background

 

RAF SEPECAT Jaguar T2 / XX137/A

 


 

Aircraft Type Designation: T2 (Strike fighter trainer)

 

 

Intended originally as an RAF advanced trainer, the Sepecat Jaguar's role was changed during development to that of an operational fighter/bomber. It was capable of carrying a range of different munitions including air-to-air missiles and tactical nuclear weapons.

 

The Jaguar was developed jointly by Britain and France, and first flew in the UK in 1969. This marked the beginning of a long service life, as the aircraft was still in use up until 2007; latterly, following major upgrades to the avionics, etc.

 

Equipped with Rolls-Royce/Turbomeca Adour turbofan engines, the Jaguar was capable of flying supersonic at over 1,000mph (1,700kph).

 

The Jaguar featured here was a 2-seater trainer variant (T2).

 


 

BELOW: RAF SEPECAT Jaguars in flight.

 

RAF Sepecat Jaguars in flight

 

Photo: 2006 'Fernacam'.

 

 Released by the author to the public domain.

 

 

 

 

 

Aircraft Accident Details

 

During its role as a type conversion training aircraft, this Jaguar been flown by pilots from Kuwait, Ecuador and other countries.

 

At the time of the accident SEPECAT Jaguar XX137/A was on a training exercise with No. 226 Operational Conversion Unit RAF.

 

During the flight, the aircraft developed a fuel leak. Apparently, this was caused by a fault in the low pressure system. Consequently, the Jaguar ran out of fuel and crashed into the Moray Firth near Milltown (map).

 

 

 

 

 

Aircraft Crew

 

The pilot and trainee managed to eject safely before the aircraft crashed into the water. The names of the crew were:

 

Flt Lt A. I. Aitken

Flt Lt R. K. Jackson

 

 

 

 

Crash Site Photos

 

In 1984, wreckage of Jaguar XX137 was recovered and removed to Faygate Aircraft Scrapyard. (Jaguar XX137 is 2nd row, centre photo. Click photo to enlarge.)

These photos were taken by Richard Hall of Aircraft and Airshows Past.

 

 

 

At present, no other photos are available.

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Crash Date / Site

 

 

Accident Date: 5 Feb 1976

 

Accident Site:

Moray Firth

(near RAF Milltown / map)

 

Region: Moray

 

Nearest town or village:

Lossiemouth

 

Nearest large towns:

Lossiemouth (S) or Elgin (SW)

 

OS Grid Ref. N/A (underwater)

 

GPS Ref: N/A

 

Present Condition: Unknown.

 

 

 

Aircraft Details

 

 

Registration or Serial: XX137/A

 

Operator: RAF (226 Operational  Conversion Unit (OCU)). (226 OCU disbanded in November 1991 by being renamed No. 16 (Reserve) Squadron)

 

Operating Station: RAF Lossiemouth.

 

Station Location: Lossiemouth, Morayshire, 5 miles N of Elgin.  Scotland.

 

Current Station Status: Operational Military Air Base.

 

Current Station Name: RAF Lossiemouth (EGQS)

 

 

 

 

Related Links

 

 

Accident Specific Link

 

Recovered wreckage at Aircraft and Airshows Past (Faygate Aircraft Scrapyard c.1985. Jaguar XX137 is 2nd row, centre photo. Click photo to enlarge. Photos taken by Richard Hall.)

 

 

RAF and Related Links

226 Operational Conversion Unit RAF at Wikipedia

RAF Lossiemouth (Station History)

RAF Lossiemouth (Viewing Guide) 

RAF Lossiemouth at Wikipedia

RAF Milltown at Wikipedia

RAF Sepecat Jaguar GR3's at Leeuwarden Air Base, Netherlands. (Google Video / 3:43 minutes)

 

SEPECAT Jaguar Links

SEPECAT Jaguar at Wikipedia

Target Lock: SEPECAT Jaguar

Qinetic ETPS Sepecat Jaguar (now retired)

 

Other Link

 

RAF Milltown at Secret Scotland Wiki (includes map of airfield)

 

 

 

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