A Day at the Beach Gets Harrier

Ever wonder what would happen if you're swimming in the ocean and a hovering Harrier jet experiences catastrophic mechanical failure and plunges in with you?

There is a good case study, from the 2002 Lowestoft Seafront Air Festival in Suffolk, England. An RAF GR-7 was hovering feet above the water and…

The pilot was fine—a lifeboat picked him up. A fisherman later recovered the ejection seat, in tact, with a crab on it.

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