ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 60136
Last updated: 22 December 2014
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Date:25-AUG-1977
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic F4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas RF-4C Phantom II
Owner/operator:10th TRW, 1st TRS, USAF
Registration: 66-0424
C/n / msn: 2182
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Thuine (Niedersachsen), 9 NM North of Hopsten AB -   Germany
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Hopsten AB, West Germany
Destination airport:
Narrative:
A 10th TRW, USAF McDonnell-Douglas RF-4C Phantom II (66-0424) from RAF Alconbury crashed in a field near Thuine, Germany. Both crew perished and Capt. Alan Aertker, WSO is credited with remaining with the aircraft rather than ejecting to avoid devastation of the village. No civilians were injured or killed in the crash and citizens of Thuine erected a monument near the crash site.

Sources:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/gerrit_kok_collection/6401386487/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_accidents_and_incidents_involving_military_aircraft_(1975%E2%80%931979)#1977
http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1966.html
http://www.ejection-history.org.uk/Aircraft_by_Type/F-4_PHANTOM_USA/f4_phantom_US_1976.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
18-May-2009 13:00 zerocinquanta Added
23-Aug-2011 02:55 Uli Elch Updated [Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
23-Aug-2011 02:55 Uli Elch Updated [Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
07-Feb-2013 13:19 Dr. John Smith Updated [Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
31-Mar-2013 09:21 Uli Elch Updated [Aircraft type]
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