On the night of June 6, 1983, the crew of the Spanish merchant ship Alraigo saw a Royal Navy fighter appear on their heads and perched on the deck of their ship. The pilot, about to run out of fuel, made a desperate maneuver and managed to cross the Harrier over some containers and an old van. The scene lasted just 30 seconds and entered History as the first landing of a military fighter on a civil ship on the high seas.

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