ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 82586
Last updated: 29 August 2014
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Date:09-APR-1965
Time:08:03 local
Type:Silhouette image of generic F4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas F-4B-16-MC Phantom II
Owner/operator:VF-96, US Navy
Registration: 151425
C/n / msn: 406
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:off USS Ranger (CVA-61), South China sea, off coast of South Vietnam -   Vietnam
Phase: Take off
Nature:Military
Departure airport:USS Ranger (CVA-61)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Non combat loss - BARCAP. Starboard engine failed during the catapult shot and the aircraft crashed into the sea off the coast of South Vietnam.

Both crew - Lt. Cdr. William E. Greer and Lt. (jg) P. Bruning ejected safely, and were recovered by the USS Ranger's SAR helicopter

Sources:
http://www.ejection-history.org.uk/PROJECT/YEAR_Pages/1965.htm#apr
http://cgibin.rcn.com/jeremy.k/cgi-bin/gzNavySearch.pl?target=151425&series=3
http://1000aircraftphotos.com/Contributions/AndersonChuck/4054.htm
http://thephantomshrine.co.uk/Databases/f4-serials.txt
US Navy F-4 Phantom II MiG Killers 1965-70, Part 1 By Brad Elward, Peter Davies


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
14-Nov-2010 11:55 ASN archive Added
14-Nov-2011 14:18 Dr. John Smith Updated [Registration, Operator, Total occupants, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
17-Nov-2011 16:45 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Cn, Location, Source]
29-Mar-2013 21:24 Uli Elch Updated [Aircraft type, Narrative]
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