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The Alraigo Incident: The time a fighter jet landed on the deck of a container ship

Harrier jet on top of container ship. White van

PortandTerminal.com, July 3, 2020 HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA – On June 6th 1983, a lost British Royal Navy Sea Harrier fighter aircraft landed on the deck of a Spanish container ship in what has become known as “The Alraigo Incident”. What happened? HMS Illustrious was a light aircraft carrier of the Royal Navy and the second of three Invincible-class ships constructed in the late 1970s and early 1980s. She was decommissioned in …

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