Posted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 4:29 pm Post subject: Otterburn Starfighter D-8337
25 08 2008 A wreckology team from NEAM visited the crash sight of a RNAF Starfighter D-8337 and carried out an survey of the wreckage.
The Starfighter from 312Sqn was participating in exercise 'Mallet Blow' in 1983 when it crashed 3 miles West of Alwinton Northumberland.
The pilot,Lt Martin Sasbrink-Harkema aged 26 was killed.
The Starfighter Tail still in situ after 25 years amongst bleak Otterburn
Weather on the day was heavy rain high winds ,and area was heavily waterlogged much of time spent reaching into dark pools of water for aircraft parts.
Those there were Chris,Jim,Jim John and Paul.
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I came across this forum while searching the internet. My father was the pilot of this aircraft, Martin Sasbrink-Harkema. He passed away when I was 3 years old. I was unaware that wreckage from the accident still existed at the site. I wonder how I would be able to visit the site?
I have found the link which I hope may be of assistance? This will provide you with contact addresses and telephone numbers for the range. I am sure members of staff will be only too willing to assist.
Thanks for your replies. I may try and visit in the summer of 2009. I live in Canada so it will take some planning.
How is it that the wreckage still remains at otterburn? Would they not have tried to remove it?
I noticed what looks like a boot in one of the pictures, is that still there?
Would there be any way of getting a copy of those pictures?
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