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wo RAF pilots were injured when they were forced to eject from their aircraft in Cyprus.
The crew members from 20 squadron were training at the British air force base in Akrotiri when their plane crashed on the runway.
After the Harrier’s most recent engine redesign overhaul, serious accidents dropped from 39 every 100,000 flight hours to 3.17 per 100,000 flight hours in 2001. In Iraq, Harriers have now flown nearly 11,000 hours without a mishap since May 2004.