BAe Sea Harrier FRS.1 XZ493/001/N at Yeovilton Fleet Air Arm Museum

A Falklands War veteran this aircraft served aboard HMS Invincible with No.801 NAS during the conflict. It continued in service after the war with several squadrons until on the 15th December 1994 it crashed in the Adriatic ocean following the loss of yaw control during the hover phase. The aircraft was recovered but never flew again. Instead it was stripped of any useful parts before being put in storage. Then in 1995 it was decided to start work on restoring it to display condition and now resides in Hall 4 of the Royal Navy’s Fleet Air Arm Museum at Yeovilton in Somerset.

Photos were taken on January 3rd 2015


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